OUR 2017 SUPPORTERS
Colours of Cluny is a self-funding event, with future profits being reinvested into staging future similar events. To meet the £140,000 operating costs, the event relies on funding from external sources to ensure tickets can be offered at a reasonable cost.
The Budge Foundation
The Budge Foundation, (www.budgefoundation.org), the major sponsor of the 2016 inaugural show, have agreed to continue their association with the event and have made a donation of £25,000.
Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
HIE have again made a very meaningful donation of £15,000 towards the overall cost of staging the event. HIE, a substantial financial supporter of the 2016 event, were delighted that their initial support had seen substantial involvement by local volunteers in ensuring the event went to plan as well as producing significant benefit to the local economy.
EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate. EventScotland is dedicated to ensuring Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage for events is recognised nationally and internationally by supporting a wide range of sporting and cultural events. Partnerships are vital in delivering a strong events portfolio, and EventScotland works closely with a number of organisations in bids to attract and secure major international events. We are delighted to have received a grant of £6000.
The Berry Burn Community Fund
The Berry Burn Community Fund, (berryburncommunityfund.co.uk) set up by the owners of the Berry Burn wind farm, Statkraft UK has donated £10,000 towards this years’ event. The Fund awards three rounds of grants each year to support community projects in the Speyside and Morayshire regions.
Forres Common Good
We are delighted to have received a donation of £1000 from this source, demonstrating its focus on supporting worthy activities within the Forres Area.
Forres Area Forum
We are hugely appreciative of a donation from Forres Area Forum towards the costs of staging the event.
Other non- financial donations have been received as follows:-
A J Engineering
Supply of mechanical plant at discounted rates.
Agreement to Position Advertising Signs on Property at no Cost
Brian Grant – Allanfearn
Dingwall Auction Mart
Springfield Properties PLC
Susanne Mackessack Leitch
Apex Power Solution
Supply of generators at greatly reduced rates.
Free supply of safety fencing.
Upgrading paths and grounds on Cluny Hill.
C&C Traditional Masonry
Supply of scaffolding boards at no cost.
Forres Heritage Trust
Free use of the Tolbooth for committee meetings and Nelson’s Tower as the central attraction of Colours of Cluny.
Forres Highland Games
Loan of marquee
Grant Park Bowling Club
Grateful thanks for the use of your premises
Murdoch Brothers (Butchers)
Incredible support over so many areas
Ramnee Hotel / Knockomie Hotel/ Cluny Bank Hotel
Accommodation / meals relating to a Press competitions held to promote the event
Gift of hanging rails to store volunteers jackets
Thanks for the invaluable assistance relating to the use of your pavilion.
People of Forres
Huge thanks to the many volunteers who have performed a myriad of roles.