Approved Funding In 2011

Please note, these are approvals only and not all loans/ grants will be taken up.

Businesses Assisted in 2011
Month Business Activity Area Total Schemes
December  Pabbay Cottage Self-catering cottage Harris £5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Uig Seafare Farm mussels Lewis £9,700.00 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - Revolving Loan Fund
Scott Macaulay Harris Tweed weaving Lewis £250.00 PSYBT Market Test Grant
Adventure Island Indoor soft-play area Lewis £10,000.00 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - Revolving Loan Fund
November  Hebridean Store Online shop  - promoting and selling Outer Hebrides products Outer Hebrides £2,922.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
Rachael Mackenzie  Childminding Services Lewis £3,500.00 PSYBT Loan
£500.00 PSYBT Grant
NT Gaming Hobbies & Modelling Shop - second hand games Lewis £4,500.00 PSYBT Loan
£500.00 PSYBT Grant
October 58° North Photography Freelance photographer Lewis £1,392.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
ASAT Media Systems Ltd Planning, design and build of digital satellite and audio home distribution systems. Electrical and solar pv installations. Lewis £4,000.00 OHSBAS Business Loan
Lewis £5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Dolsen Ltd Design, manufacture and sell Harris Tweed clothing. Lewis £5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Soundsparkle T/A The Decca Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Lewis £5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Hector Low Vetinary Practice Expansion of existing business - new premises. Lewis £20,000.00 CNES Revolving Loan Fund - Business Loan
Harris Hebrides Photography Expansion of photographic business and opening of gallery space Harris £5,000.00 PSYBT Loan
Mairi Alice Bartlett Start up as self-employed media journalist Lewis £250.00 PSYBT Market Test Grant
September Flodabay Farm Bed and breakfast and a campervan site in Harris. Harris £5,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
Point and Sandwick Development Trust Construction and operation of community wind farm Lewis £17,500.00 OHSBAS - Business Loan
Martin's Memorials Expansion of the existing business Martin’s Memorials Lewis £15,000.00 Comhairle Revolving Loan Fund - Business Loan
Irenie McTaggart Singer / songwriter Lewis £250.00 PSYBT Market Test Grant
Hebridean Environmental Ltd Winter maintenance services Uist £5,000.00 PSYBT Loan
Hebridean Sea Salt Production of sea salt crystals Lewis £5,000.00 PSYBT Loan
KM Renewables  Electrical services specialising in renewable technologies Lewis £5,000.00 PSYBT Loan
August  Custom Prints Provides professionally designed banners and clothing  Benbecula £3,750.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Garenin Arts Professional artist Lewis £1,425.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Taigh Mairi Andra Self-catering cottage S.Uist £10,000.00 OHSBAS Business Loan
£5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
July  Stag Bakeries Marketing products Lewis £5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Louise Knowles Hairdresser Self-employed hairdresser Lewis £1,000.00 CnES Revolving Loan Fund
Calum Martindale Crofting Services South Uist £250.00 PSYBT Market Test Grant
Allure Beauty Therapy Beauty & wellbeing therapies Lewis £3,300.00 PSYBT Loan
£700.00 PSYBT Grant
June O'Mac Construction T/A Air Leakage Testing Air Tightness Testing - Training, Equipment & Marketing Lewis £3,450.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
O'Mac Construction T/A Air Leakage Testing Air Tightness Testing Business Lewis £5,000.00 PSYBT Loan
Turning Point Solutions Ltd Learning journey - Germany Lewis £1,440.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Barra & Vatersay Wind Energy Ltd Construction and operation of a single turbine wind farm on the Isle of Barra Lewis £50,000.00 OHSBAS Business Loan
Hair @ Donna's Hairdressing salon Lewis £1,455.00 CNES Revolving Loan fund - Micro Business Loan
Brian Macleod Development of music tuition manual and CD Lewis £250.00 PSYBT Market Test Grant
May Lawrence Butcher's Butcher S.  Uist £1,364.00 Inter-island Business Development Scheme - Phase 5
40 North Ltd Croft-based food production unit and retail outlet  Lewis £10,000.00 CnES Revolving Loan Fund
Hebridean Doormouse Produces handmade Harris Tweed doorstops Barra £1,732.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Dave's Archaeological Tours Specialist tour guide  Lewis £3,835.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Paint a Pot Provider of high quality bisque (unpainted) ceramics  Lewis £5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Hebrides Alpha Recycling CIC Provides residential kerbside recycling in rural areas  Lewis £5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Brian Macleod Music tuition manual Lewis £250.00 PSYBT Market Test Grant
April Sollas Bookbinding Bookbinder N.  Uist £2,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
£2,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Loan
Hebridean Cross Stitch Company Designing, producing and manufacturing cross stitch kits and seamstress and embroidery service. N. Uist £1,500.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
£1,500.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Loan
Oir Na Mara Self-catering Self-catering N. Uist £5,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
£1,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Loan
Westside Gallery Artists’ studio / Gallery / Shop N.Uist £5,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
£1,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Loan
Temple Park Visitor facility centre Harris £5,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
£9,700.00 OHSBAS - Business Loan
Eric Jackson Violins Creates, repairs and restores violins - constructing a new purpose built workshop N. Uist £10,000.00 Comhairle Revolving Loan Fund - Business Loan
Norman Morrison Electrical services Lewis £250.00 PSYBT Market Test Grant
Kevin Macmillan Joinery business Lewis £250.00 PSYBT Market Test Grant
Norman Macisaac Fishing S. Uist £8,200.00 Outer Hebrides Fisheries Support Scheme
March   Guest house Lewis £5,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
Colin Macdonald Weaving Harris Tweed - purchase a Griffiths double width loom  Lewis £3,325.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
Isa Designs Fabric designs Benbecula £1,660.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
Harris Tweed and Knitwear Company Manufacturer of premium Harris Tweed & Knitwear Products Harris £19,000.00 OHSBAS - Business Loan
£5,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
Borve Campsite Campsite Barra £5,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
Scurival Campsite Campsite Barra £3,000.00 OHSBAS - Micro Business Grant
1st Landscaping Solutions Ground maintenance and landscaping contractor business Lewis £4,000.00 Comhairle Revolving Loan Fund - Business Loan
Barra Outside Catering Catering business Barra £10,000.00 Comhairle Revolving Loan Fund - Business Loan
A Good Yarn Retail - haberdashery outlet  Lewis £7,500.00 Comhairle Revolving Loan Fund - Business Loan
John Maciver & Sons Ltd Crane / Plant Hire Lewis £1,503.00 Inter-Island Business Development Scheme
February Peninsula Self-catering tourism accomodation Lewis £5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant
Scalpay Community Development Ltd Purchase and redevelop Scalpay Shop Harris £10,000.00 CnES Revolving Loan Fund
Catherine Maclean Self Employed Artist Lewis £250.00 PSYBT Market Test Grant
Isa Designs Textiles & Crafts Design & Production Benbecula £2,700.00 PSYBT Loan
Norman Macisaac Fishing Vessel South Uist £5,000.00 PSYBT Loan
Hebridean Seaweed Seaweed Processing Factory Lewis £12,087.00 Inter-island Business Development Scheme Phase 5
Polybox Ltd Manufacturing of Polystyrene Packaging Lewis £9,648.00 Inter-island Business Development Scheme Phase 5
Macaulay Askernish Civil engineering contractor, quarry masters, and a manufacturer of blocks South Uist £1,484.00 Inter-island Business Development Scheme Phase 5
MacGillivray Floor Furnishing ltd. Floor-coverings and furnishings retailer and contractor Lewis / Benbecula £852.00 Inter-island Business Development Scheme Phase 5
MacInnes Brothers Ltd Civil engineering contractor & builder Benbecula £4,273.00 Inter-island Business Development Scheme Phase 5
January Outer Hebrides Tourism Industry Association (Tourism Hebrides) Tourism development - create a collaborative marketing project Lewis £5,000.00 OHSBAS Micro Business Grant