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Lewis Endowment Fund to benefit crofting projects

TB Macaulay and Margaret Palin at Calanais, West Lewis, 1929
We hope that the fund remains a useful source of investment in all kinds of projects that can benefit Lewis

Crofting projects on the Isle of Lewis have the opportunity to benefit from a share of £5,000, distributed annually by the Lewis Endowment Fund. The fund, managed by the James Hutton Institute, is open to applications from projects that directly or indirectly benefit crofting or other land-based enterprises on Lewis.

The fund was established by philanthropist and entrepreneur, the late Thomas Basset Macaulay to help fund projects in the islands and each year. T.B. Macaulay’s family made their fortune in Canada by founding the Sun Life Assurance company in the 1930s. The Macaulay family hailed from the Western Isles and never forgot their roots.

Professor Robin Pakeman, at the James Hutton Institute, said: “We hope that the fund remains a useful source of investment in all kinds of projects that can benefit Lewis.

“Money awarded in 2012-13 is supporting the Macaulay College in developing their vegetable growing project and the Lewis and Harris Auction Mart in providing additional secure penning that meets current welfare standards.

For further information about the Lewis Endowment Fund contact Professor Pakeman or see the Lewis Endowment Fund page. The deadline for application is 16 December. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of January 2014.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.