As a Community Interest Company, Isle Develop CIC is committed to putting all surplus back into island communities.
To do that, we have created the Isle Develop Fund. The fund will:
- Provide small grants to micro businesses (1-2 people) to purchase pieces of equipment which will help them become more sustainable year round.
- Offer grants to local groups to support housing surveys, projects and campaigns relating to long term affordable island accommodation.
Tiree Crab Company
Meet Kirsty and Callum – starting a new seafood venture in Tiree!
Callum Williams and Kirsty Bennett from the Isle of Tiree took a huge step this year, opening a new retail outlet in Tiree for locally landed and sourced shellfish.
“It’s great to have support from another local business to help us grow and provide a year round service whilst working closely with other island producers.”Callum Williams
As well as selling shellfish they catch from their own boat, they have already expanded to sell a variety of great food products from across Argyll.
Isle Develop CIC was delighted to award them one of our first grants towards the purchase of freezer equipment which would allow them to freeze stock – extending their season and making their business more sustainable year round.