A key component of the Business & Regeneration Support function of the Economic Development Service is the Regeneration team. Formerly known as the Community Support or Community Co-ordinator Team its purpose - following a reassessment of the Comhairle’s priorities under its Corporate Strategy, the Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership (OHCPP) Economic Regeneration Strategy and the Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) - is to align service delivery on-the-ground to the strategic economic development priorities of communities across the Outer Hebrides.
The Regeneration team concentrates primarily on the delivery of economic outcomes from community-led projects - working flexibly in acknowledgment of the need to be responsive to the fast-moving, rapidly changing environment in which the service operates. Projects that necessitate a concentrated effort of team resources to achieve the greatest economic development benefits for communities take priority - with the team of non-area-specific Regeneration Officers addressing emerging issues as they arise in order to maximise opportunities.
A summary of current work is provided below:
- Advice and support to community economic regeneration projects
- Pre and post community buy-out support
- Delivering the Comhairle’s CCGF
- Deliver the SG RCGF
- Project development advice – feasibility studies, design briefs, procurement
- Developing partnership approaches to funding
- Identification of new and innovative funding initiatives
Senior Regeneration Officer
Tel: 0845 6007090
Stornoway: 0845 6007090
Balivanich: 01870 604990
Castlebay: 01871 810431