Please help Iona Housing Partnership raise vital funds to build affordable houses on the Isle of Iona.

Why not buy a virtual brick to remember your visit to Iona, in memory of someone who loved the island, in celebration of a special event or just for yourself?

 

Donate online by clicking here, or scroll down to learn more.

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Every donation, no matter what size, is a huge help. Your generous support will help us to realise our vision and build affordable houses on Iona.

By Text

Text the code IHPB12 and the amount you'd like to donate to 70070 (e.g. IHPB12 £10).

Our Aims and History

 

Iona is an iconic destination which attracts thousands of visitors each year, many of whom return on a regular basis. Visitors to the island are welcomed; indeed most of the 130 resident population rely on tourism in some way for their livelihood. A large percentage of the houses on Iona are now used for holiday letting or are holiday homes. While necessary for the islands economic stability, this also means that few houses are available for sale or rent to people living on the island. Several families, important for the island's future, have left Iona in recent years due to difficulties in finding suitable housing.


The Iona Housing Partnership was formed in 2003 by the Iona Community Council to answer the growing demand for long term affordable homes for island residents. In September 2011, after a long and successful fundraising programme, the West Glebe Field was purchased from the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland. The aim of Iona Housing Partnership is to build five houses on this site to fulfil the local need for affordable homes. Roots Design Workshop have been appointed to design the houses and planning is well under way at the moment. We need to raise over £1million to complete the project and have received a grant from Argyll & Bute Council for £180,000 to start us off.
This is a project with long term implications for the future of the island, with your support we can make these houses a reality.

Your name in our Book of Benefactors

In recognition of you support and as a token of our thanks you are invited to have your name and a message (up to 130 characters) in our Book of Benefactors. The book will be displayed in the Heritage Centre, when completed, where you will be welcome to view it. (Please note that this isn't possible when donating by text or online.)