Three Fèis groups are calling for the support of their local communities to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2017.
Fèis na h-Apainne in Argyll and Fèis a’ Bhaile in Inverness are relying on public votes to increase their chances of winning funding of up to £1,000 in the Skills for Life category. Meanwhile Fèis Rois in Ross-shire are in the running for up to £5000 in the Health and Wellbeing category for their Interplay project, an initiative developed in partnership with HMP Inverness which aims to enable individuals in custody to develop their music making skills as well as their skills for life, learning and work.
Only projects with the most votes will become finalists, so additional support is vital.
Arthur Cormack, Fèisean nan Gàidheal Chief Executive said, “These three Fèisean provide a wealth of traditional arts opportunities in their communities and I would urge the public to support their bids for Aviva Community Fund awards. The good news is that since each voter can submit up to 10 votes one person can back all three Fèis groups. Public support will be vital in order to reach the final round and gain funding, and I wish Fèis na h-Apainne, Fèis a’ Bhaile and Fèis Rois the very best of luck.”
To get behind these three groups and help support traditional arts in the community, visit their funding pages and submit your votes before midday on Tuesday 21 November 2017:
- Fèis na h-Àpainne – up to £1000 in the ‘Skills for Life’ category
- Fèis a’ Bhaile – up to £1000 in the ‘Skills for Life’ category
- Fèis Rois – up to £5000 in the ‘Health & Wellbeing’ category
For more information on Fèis na h-Apainne, Fèis a’ Bhaile and Fèis Rois please visit www.facebook.com/feisnahapainne, www.feisabhaile.org and www.feisrois.org.