Cothrom has secured grant funding from the Scottish Government Aspiring Communities Fund. The award will enable Cothrom to expand its learning, mentoring and support services within the local community. The “Grow Me” project will offer support and advice to enable people to access services to improve their quality of life and participate more fully in the life of the community. Susan Thomson has recently taken up the post within Cothrom and will be supported in the delivery by adult learning staff within Cothrom and other local providers.
The centre in Ormiclate will provide focus for the activities whilst outreach events will ensure that the community from Berneray to Barra has access to the service.
Increasing local service provision and encouraging inclusion and participation in community life leads to strengthened and empowered communities. The Aspiring Communities Funding of the “Grow Me” project will enable Cothrom to continue to provide community centred learning, training and childcare and to develop and deliver long term local solutions that address local priorities and needs.