Stronsay Development Trust are happy to announce that all Stronsay residents will be able to receive funding for up to 10 driving lessons with a qualified instructor and the test fees (practical and theoretical test). For the time being we will limit the funding to the end of this calendar year (which means the first lesson should not be later than December 30th 2015) for budget planning purposes but we hope that it can be extended into future years.
Hopefully this should contribute to a better mobility in general, make it easier to reach workplaces and also improve the safety on our roads.
This funding is available not only to young drivers living on Stronsay but to every Stronsay resident who does not yet have a full licence.
SCF bursary application forms can be downloaded from the Trust's website (documents -> stronsay community fund -> scf bursary application form pdf) or if you have no access to a computer you can obtain a printed application form (telephone Carole 616250 or Susanne 616498).
If you need any help with the forms or have any additional questions please don't hesitate to ask.
The Trust would also welcome applications from farmers who are required by law to obtain a "certificate of competence" for spraying agro-chemicals.
There are many other useful skills and training courses where the Trust could help you obtaining a qualification or other needed experience and knowledge! Whether it's food and hygiene related or you need a Scottish Certificate for Licensed Premises Staff, First-Aid and CPR qualifications, a butchering course, computing made easy... just to mention a few which come to mind. Since so far there have not been any such applications a general funding decision has not yet been made and therefore it might sometimes be necessary to decide case-by-case but this shouldn't stop you from expressing your interest!
Susanne Davidson, Secretary