Community Fund


HCD Trust fund is managed by a board of voluntary Directors. The Trust has allocated budgets within the community fund and is open to any resident in the Horshader area or constituted community group which benefits the people of the Horshader area and which fits with the charitable aim of the Trust.


HCD Community Fund Booklet >>


Project Evaluation Group


Charity volunteers and trustees carry the same duty of care towards the Trust. They are expected to act together as a board or committee to realise the values and purposes of the charity and to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements. They have a collective general duty of care for the charity.


The PEG group are members of the community who assess each funding application and score it against a specific criteria ensuring that each project funded assists the Trust to meet its charitable aims. Presently there are 6 members of the PEG and we welcome more members of the community to get involved.


PEG Nominations Form >>

Roles and Responsibilities of PEG >>


Guidelines and Application Forms

Application Form >>

Articles of Association >>

Grant Application Process >>

Become a Member >>

Become an Associate >>

Bursary and Training Form >>

Driving Funding Form >>

Funding Terms and Conditions >>

Application to the Hardship Fund >>


2017 Funding


Team Leanne, supported their Magnificent 7 challenge

Clann an Latha an De - funded their annual culture trip to the mainland, this time they took in the sites of Pitlochry and the surrounding areas.

Western Islands Games in Gotland, support of the athletes to enable their participation in the Games.

Third Sector Hebrides - assisted with their Carers Project which will benefit people from all over the Island.

An Eather Coastal Rowing Club - Horshader Community Development have helped with the funding of their new safety equipment, up to 50 local people will benefit directly from this funding. An Eathar advise they gratefully acknowledge the support of Horshader Development Trust!


2016 funded projects


Westside Runners and Fitness Club to help with the costs of staging the Hebrides Triathlon

Hebrides Alpha to go towards revenue costs of the project

Shawbost Sheepdog Trials to help with costs of staging and holding their event

Westside Agricultural Show to assist with hiring a marquee, fencing and barriers along with a tannoy sound system - click here


Projects being funded in 2015:


An Eathar Rowing Club towards launch event and purchase of safety equipment

Long Island Rural Trust to assist with cost of new digital weighing system

Bethesda towards cost of developing additional nursing home beds

Western Isles Island Games Association to assist with cost for attending 2015 games

Enable Stornoway Branch towards cost of respite break

The Mod towards the costs of organising and promoting the event

Recliner Chair to help purchase a suitable riser/recliner chair for a community member

Bethesda Care Home and Hospice to assist in the costs of the development of the upper floor


Selection of Projects Funded in 2014:


Shawbost Heritage Museum towards purchase and refurbishment of former church and museum building.

Carloway First Responders to purchase advanced training equipment to benefit all responders’ groups access to training.

Clann an Latha an Dè to fund travel costs to enable their group to participate in guided walks to places of interest on the Isle of Lewis.

An Eathar towards purchase of a boat kit and training - click here.

Duke of Edinburgh to support part-costs of new tents and an overseas trip for the group.

Dalmore Cemetery to fund improvement and protection works.

Shawbost Gardening Group to assist with costs of preparing floral tub decorations throughout village.

Carloway Agricultural Show towards the general costs of the annual show.

Carloway Community Association to assist with costs of their community newsletter.

Lewis and Harris Piping Society towards running costs.

Hardship Donations for those in food and fuel poverty.