The Forge Gym
“The North of Scotland’s premier Strength and Conditioning facility; if you want to get stronger, bigger or faster Forge is for you. Membership £24.95 per month no contract, £19.95 on 12 month contract or £240 cash in advance for 18 months. Open 24 hours.”
Currently the Forge supports the Highland Wildcats strength and conditioning programme by providing facilities and coaching expertise.
The Robertson Trust
“The Robertson Trust is an independent Scottish grant-making Trust which exists to provide financial support to charities as defined by the Law of Scotland. In practice, this enables the Trustees to donate to a wide range of charitable objectives where the work takes place in, or has an impact on, Scotland.”
Currently The Robertson Trust funds a large part of the Positive Life Pathways Project.
The Gannochy Trust
“The Gannochy Trust was founded in 1937 by Arthur Kinmond Bell, known as A K Bell, for charitable and public purposes as a direct result of his family’s successful distilling business. The Trust has been developed into one of the more substantial grant-making trusts in Scotland. The Trust’s grant-making footprint extends to the whole of Scotland, but must show a preference for Perth and Kinross in line with A K Bell’s original wishes. The Trust has made significant contributions to a wide variety of projects across Scotland over many years, ranging from major national flagship projects to smaller, but nonetheless important, local community projects.”
Currently the Gannochy Trust funds a large part of the Positive Life Pathways Project.
The Garfield Weston Foundation
“The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years. From small community groups to large national institutions, its aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.
The Foundation supports a broad range of organisations and activities that share a commitment to making a positive impact to the lives of the communities in which they work, and that are driven by a desire to achieve excellence.”
Currently the Garfield Weston Foundation funds a large part of the Positive Life Pathways Project.
The Common Good Fund
“Common Good Funds are the assets and income of the former burghs of
Scotland. They represent a substantial portfolio of land, property and investments and by law continue to exist for the Common Good of the inhabitants of the former burghs
Highland Council has wide discretion over Common Good so long as it is
applied for the benefit of the community in such a manner as using reasonable judgement they think proper and having regard to the interests of the inhabitants of the former burgh.”
Currently the Common Good Fund part funds the Positive Life Pathways Project.
“sportsmatch aims to recognise the outstanding contribution commercial sponsorship makes to community sport by matching their support on a £ for £ basis. If you have a sponsor and new or enhanced project over and above your organisations normal activities, that will increase participation, capacity and performance in grassroots community sport, then sportsmatch may be just what you are looking for!”
Currently sportsmatch has provided a large amount of funding for equipment for the new Highland Academy Community League.
The Carpet Emporium
“The Carpet Emporium, Inverness, offers all its customers superior quality carpets, rugs, carpet fitting and designer flooring from laminates to real wood.
Established in June 1999 the Carpet Emporium is based in Inverness and supplies quality carpets and floors all across Scotland and the UK. We stock such household flooring names as Axminster, Ryalux, Karndean and Quick Step®.
Their team of professionals will be happy to advise you on the most suitable solution to your needs. They also offer a complete fitting and installation service.”
The Carpet Emporium is currently the main sponsor of the new Highland Academy Community League.
“OSTEOCENTRA offer a multi-disciplinary approach to health care that includes:
- Sports Injury Clinic
- Global Postural Re-education
Their goal is to help you maximize your health, well-being and mobility by addressing and treating the cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms. They emphasize education and self management and strive to treat the causes of your pain, provide rehabilitation and help restore maximum function in order to prevent a recurrence.”
The Highland Wildcats have had a long partnership with OSTEOCENTRA but currently they provide Physiotherapy and Osteopathy to the Highland Wildcats players. Most recently they have sponsored the Highland Academy Community League in-kind by provide further sessions for the players from the new Highland Academy Community League.
“Whatever the event, function or get together, they can provide the entertainment. With a wide selection of music and only the best equipment and sound systems PCJ Entertainment promise to give you and your guest a fantastic night of entertainment.”
The Highland Wildcats and PJC Entertainment have had a long partnership but currently they provide game day entertainment for the Wildcats. Most recently PJC Entertainment have come on board to sponsor the Highland Academy Community League in-kind by providing their game days with audio and also supporting other events.
“Since 1996, Foundation Scotland (formerly Scottish Community Foundation), has been working with people and organisations to help them give to good causes effectively and inexpensively.
They provide administration and management support services to make charitable giving easy and tax-efficient. They also offer their clients independent advise on charitable giving and a professional grant-making service, which links them to exceptional charities that are seeking funding.
On behalf of their donors, they distribute around £3.5m a year making them one of the largest funders of the voluntary sector in Scotland. Their knowledge of the sector allows them to find lesser known charities, including community groups, ensuring their awards make an impact and create lasting change.”
Foundation Scotland currently part fund the new Highland Academy Community League by providing a small grant through the Gordon Brown Memorial Fund to purchase safety equipment.
Merkinch Partnership provides opportunities for people living in a deprived area of Inverness to participate in a range of projects and activities in their own community focused on the themes of building community capacity, employability, training and learning, health and well-being and developing our young people.
Merkinch Partnership aims to address the issues of health inequalities, unemployment, lack of skills and qualifications and lack of confidence and capacity through offering people the opportunity to improve their life chances and achieve successful transitions by accessing training, volunteering and employment opportunities and through participating in sports and health related activities.
The Wildcats have worked with Merkinch Parternship on projects in the past. Currently Merkinch Partnership provide support for sessional workers and volunteer training for the Positive Life Pathways project.
Inverness Area Sports Council
“Inverness Area Sports Council exists to support sports clubs and organisations within the Inverness Area. They offer grants and loan equipment to members.
They are a voluntary organisation and ALL members of the committee give of their time in a voluntary capacity. In addition to the main Finance Committee, the Sports Council also has sub-groups to make running the Sports Council easier
The Highland Wildcats are members of the Inverness Area Sports Council through the Inverness Blitz and receive small grants on a yearly basis. Usually this is to help with costs of attending the National Finals.