Communities in the Highlands and Islands offer a diverse range of resources, opportunities and skills. HIE's ambition is to see every community across the area reach its full potential.
Our account management approach involves working intensively with a community or social enterprise over a sustained period of time (up to five years) to support and deliver sustainable growth.
Our aim is to increase the role of communities in the ownership and management of land and assets, and the sustainable management of these resources for the benefit of the community.
Advice and guidance for community organisations on managing funds generated from renewable energy projects.
HIE works with social enterprises and community clients who have an appetite for growth and the potential to make the biggest contribution to the region's economy.
Community Broadband Scotland is a new £5 million initiative to help kick-start community led broadband projects in rural communities.
There are exciting opportunities available for community groups developing their own renewable energy projects.
Agriculture is a key contributor to the rural economy and has important links to other important sectors, most notably food and drink.