Isle of Colonsay | Help us build affordable homes

by Colonsay Housing Project in Scalasaig, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 5th April 2021 we successfully raised £30,385 ( + est. £4992.25 Gift Aid ) with 208 supporters in 55 days

We need £25,000 to develop affordable homes to rebuild our fragile island community and ensure its long-term survival.

by Colonsay Housing Project in Scalasaig, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Valeska Feil 4th April 2021

We‘ve been on Colonsay several times and keep our fingers crossed for the young generation! Happy Easter from Germany and kind regards to Keith the Postmaster, Valeska & Michael

MRS Cathryn Duthie 4th April 2021

I'm happy to make a small contribution to the people of Colonsay to enable them to stay on their island in homes of their own. Hopefully families with young children will benefit most.

stellathomson 6th March 2021

I love community ownership projects and they seem to make sense especially on the islands. Spent a lovely short holiday there in 2019 and met some of the friendly locals. A very special place

Chrissy Ross 6th March 2021

I have fallen in love with Colonsay over the past year thanks to Sarah at Balnahard. If only I were a few decades younger! Very best wishes and hopes that your little community will grow and flourish.

Stephen Tilsley 4th March 2021

I think this is an important step in reinvigorating the island community. Without suitable and affordable accommodation island life will slowly slip away.

Ann Blair 1st March 2021

Colonsay is such a special place - we have had wonderful visits. It needs young families to come to the island and they need good housing so they can settle and make it their home.. Its an excellent project.

Duncan Wallace 28th February 2021

so exciting and important. we love the island and feel the island loving us back, when we are there, or not there. and we know how painful the context of lack of affordable housing can be there.

LUCY JOHNSTONE 28th February 2021

The ability to live where you are born if you choose, should be an option. It should be a given, where you work. This project will not just help to house invisible homeless it will assist the stability of a fragile population. Its a great project.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

£100 - Your name on our walled garden

A locally-designed walled garden will form part of our new development and donation of £100 or more will entitle the donor to have their name (or the name of a loved one!) on a plaque displayed within the garden.

£5 or more

£5 - E-certificate of Thanks

As a token of our appreciation we will email you a certificate detailing your contribution to the project.

£25 or more

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£25 - Certificate of Thanks

If you donate £25 or more we will send you a beautiful hand-painted certificate, dedicated to you or someone else of your choice. A lovely way to commemorate your involvement in this life-changing project!

£250 or more

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£250 - A tree planted in your name

For every donation of £250 or more, we will plant a tree and name it after the donor (or the donor's chosen dedication).

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