Highlands & Islands

£1m DIY fund launched by Highland Council

A £1m fund allowing Highland communities to take over the running of some council services has been launched by the local authority.

Highland Council wants to see whether local groups can provide services themselves for a cheaper cost, as the authority seeks to make savings.

Communities are now being asked to put their ideas forward to the community challenge fund.

There is no limit on the amount of money available to each project.

Submissions will be considered by a local authority panel.

Highland Council deputy leader David Alston, said: "The community challenge fund takes forward our very clear commitment to local communities.

"We believe that they are best placed to understand local needs and many have ideas about how services can be better delivered under local control."

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