£2,625 in November 2014:

  • Bute Youth Forum to help with its work on the island, including with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (£1,000);
  • Bute Film Club to assist with running costs and the expense of bringing a visitor to the island to talk about their work on the film Bridge Rising, to be shown later in the winter (£500);
  • Bute County Cricket Club (£500);
  • Cross Fit Rothesay to help with the cost of setting up an online booking system (£375); young local footballer Lewis Whitelaw to help with the cost of travelling to the mainland for training and matches (£250).

£2500 in Feb 2014:

  • Bute Pony and Riding Club to enhance the experience of children in the club (£500);
  • Local Army Cadets to send three young cadets on a trip to visit Auschwitz (£500);
  • Victorian Toilets for a washing machine and dryer (£600);
  • Saturday Art Club to bring a tutor across to the island (£200);
  • BCKA Scotland (British Chinese Kickboxing Association)(£200);
  • North Bute Primary School to purchase specialised books (£500).

£1800 in November 2013:

  • Port Bannatyne Golf Club’s junior section, for purchasing equipment;
  • St Andrew’s Primary School to purchase playground equipment;
  • Port Bannatyne’s fund for Christmas lights;
  • Bute FM.


See coverage in The Buteman

£1000 in June 2013:

  • Foley Court sheltered housing residents for pots and bulbs for garden (£500);
  • Argyll and Bute Council for costs of bench made from Esplanade tree (£200);
  • Rothesay town centre for planters in support of Scotland in Bloom preparations (£300).


See full story in The Buteman

£2,000 in October 2014:

  • Loch Fad Fishery to support the costs associated with re-opening.

£1000 in May 2013 to five local organisations:

  • The King Street Toddlers
  • Crossroads
  • Soccer Saturdays
  • Bute Youth Football Coaching
  • Bute Community Daycentre’s lunch club


£2,760 in June 2014

  • Rothesay Academy XL Group towards the cost of a ‘team building’ day trip (£500);
  • Network Bute towards the cost of computer equipment (£500);
  • Bute Bowling Association towards the cost of its annual open bowling tournament £500 to the;
  • Tee in the Port towards the cost of hiring a marquee for the annual music festival at Port Bannatyne Golf Club (£500);
  • Isle of Bute Sailing Club towards the cost of instructor training for the club’s younger members (£760).


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£1870 in September 2013:

  • Comfort Fund for the Elderly (£1000);
  • Bute Community Band for sheet music (£400);
  • Brandaii Archaeology’s children’s week (£200);
  • Bute Horticultural Society (£120);
  • St Paul’s Church for their Christmas lunch (£150).


See full story in The Buteman

£2,750 in January 2015:

  • Rothesay Joint Campus Library (£1,000);
  • Bute Highland Dance Festival (£1,000);
  • Light Up Bute (£250);
  • Beachwatch Bute (£500).

£5,100 in August 2014:

  • Isle of Bute branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland towards repair and renovation work to Rothesay’s war memorial (£3,000)
  • The local detachment of the Army Cadet Force (£500);
  • Achievement Bute (£500);
  • Junior section at Rothesay Golf Club (£500)
  • Bute Museum (£600).


See coverage in The Buteman

£2,500 in February 2015:

  • Rothesay Pavilion Charity (£500);
  • Chapelhill rockery restoration project for seeds and tools (£250);
  • Phoenix Centre for tee-shirts for the centre's dance troupe (£250);
  • Rothesay Swimmiing Club (£500); and
  • Bute Golf Club for clubhouse improvements to enable them to host the Firth of Clyde Trophy tournament for the first time (£1,000).

Full story in The Buteman.

£4,500 in March 2015:

  • The Waverley paddle steamer to help with running costs (£2,000);
  • Interloch Transport to help expand the accessible transport service provided on Bute (£2,000); and
  • ButeFest to support creation of community artwork for the festival (£500).

£4,100 In April 2015:

  • Loch Fad Fisheries to purchase boat for disabled, and junior lifejackets (£1,000);
  • Bute Community Band, £300
  • Rothesay Academy XL (Ocean Youth Trust), £1,000;
  • Bute Talespinners, £500;
  • Bute Shinty Club, £1,000;
  • Men of Bute group, £300; and
  • Isle of Bute Sailing Club, £800


For Bute

Community Thrift Store

Scottish charitable incorporated organisation

Scottish Charity No 044153

Since opening, For Bute has raised more than £175,000 for good causes on Bute. Here are just some of the photos and details of the local organisations, clubs and people who have benefited from your donations and your support for the For Bute Community Thrift Store. This page is still in progress as we collect all the photos and lists of recipients, and we will try to update regularly. Grants are made on a monthly basis, however, and we do have gaps in our coverage here, in part due to changes at The Buteman, but also because this website is updated on a voluntary basis and we do get behind!



  • July 2018: £4500 was distributed to local causes.. Full coverage in The Buteman.
  • June 2018: Coverage in The Buteman of the opening of The Lade Centre, noting that For Bute had supported the decoration costs.
  • March 2018: The Buteman covered the launch of For Bute's new premises at 69 Victoria Street.
  • November 2017: The Buteman covered the £1000 donated to cover Christmas lunches at 3 housing complexes, wreaths for Remembrance Sunday, and support for the Brandane Bulls.
  • October 2017: Story in The Buteman on £10,035 distributed among local groups and causes, including the Bute Agricultural Society, the Bute Saturday Art Club, Kingarth and Kilchattan Bay Improvements Committee and The Lade Centre.
  • September 2017: £3000 was donated to the Waverley Excursions, Bute Wheelers and others. Covered in The Buteman.
  • August 2016: £4000 donated to local causes including the Bute Wheelers, Bute Shinty Club, Achievement Bute, Rothesay Playgroup and more.Story and picture in The Buteman.
  • May 2016: £2250 donated to groups including Port Bannatyne Petanque Club, Isle of Bute Country Coasters and others. See The Buteman story for details.

£6,000 in December 2015 was donated to Rothesay Academy's 'Nurture Group', Bute Elderly Befrienders, Bute Amateur Players, Bute County Cricket Club and the Rothesay Library.


£2,750 in February 2016 was donated to Beachwatch Bute, Bute Victorian loos, Bute Film Society, Bute Sailing Club, and cyclist Molly Doyle.


Full story in The Buteman.

£2,000 in June 2015 was donated to the Macmillan nurses in Victoria Hospital, to buy furnishings for the end-of-life unit at the facility. Full story in The Buteman.

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