This project involved carrying out an options appraisal, followed by a business plan including financial projections, a marketing and communications strategy, a monitoring and evaluation plan and a risk analysis and the preperation and submission of a Lottery, SRDP and Shetland Islands Council Capital Grant Aid funding applications. Applications were successful and the full funding package was in place which meant that the project got the go-ahead – building works began in 2009.
The total project cost for the new Fair Isle Bird Observatory was £4 million. A B Associates developed a funding package as past of the work undertaken for the project, sourcing funds from a great variety of sources including HIE Shetland, Shetland Islands Council, Shetland Islands Charitable Trust, Shetland Amenity Trust, SNH, Lottery, and SDRP. We were successful in completing the funding package for the project and building works commenced in summer 2009 and the facility is now open for visitors.
Hoswick Visitor Centre 2001
This project involved developing a funding package to finance upgrading the Hoswick Visitor centre. It is an example of a smaller scale community project and involved the submission of applications to ERDF and Leader.
We have developed several other funding packages on behalf of private sector organisations from sources such as ERDF, FIFG and EFF for projects such as harbour and airport infrastructure, fish processing factories, industrial buildings and aquaculture developments.
Music Venue Stage 1 Lottery Application and Business Plan 2005
This project included preparation of a funding package for a £6 million project and a business plan for its operation with several scenarios to establish a breakeven point and possible level of ongoing support required.