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Ballantrae Community Fund

Grant size Up to £10,000
South Ayrshire
Key dates  
Application deadline: 13/12/21
Notification: February 2022
Application deadline: 07/03/22
Notification: May 2022
Application deadline: 05/09/22
Notification : November 2022

About this fund

Ballantrae Community Fund is funded by ScottishPower Renewables community benefit fund, from its Glen App Windfarm in South Ayrshire. The fund supports projects located within or directly benefiting Ballantrae, South Ayrshire.  Around £55,000 will be provided each year and will be index-linked.

You can apply for grants between £500 and £10,000

Purpose of this fund

The fund supports projects located within or directly benefiting Ballantrae, South Ayrshire. Applications must benefit the community, which is geographically defined by the community council boundaries. Awards can support a wide range of costs and activities including equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities etc.

Priority will be given to applications that fit with the Ballantrae Village Development Plan Priorities:

  • The Village Environment 
  • The Public Garden, planting and planters, the beach, litter and dog fouling, and a partnership with South Ayrshire Council.
  • A safe community
  • Speed, potholes, a pedestrian crossing and Neighbourhood Watch.
  • Facilities, activities and events
  • Festivals, signage, walks, and things for youngsters to do.
  • Support for local groups
  • Help with grants and a diary of events.
  • Village infrastructure
  • Housing, the retention of key local businesses and services, and transport.

Who can apply?

Your group/organisation must meet our standard eligibility criteria. You don’t need to be a registered charity to apply.

What can’t be funded?

Information on what the fund cannot support is provided in our What we can't fund page.

How are decisions made?

The Ballantrae Community Fund Panel makes recommendations on awards from the Fund and advises on overall Fund strategy. The Panel is governed by a Terms of Reference developed and agreed between community representatives and Foundation Scotland and is reviewed from time to time.

The Panel is made up of people who live in the area and comprises at least two members of the Community Council and up to ten other members of the community. 
The Ballantrae Community Fund is currently seeking new panel members.

Being a Panel member enables you to contribute to your community, enhance your personal skills and gain valuable experience whilst working with a variety of interesting local people.
You don’t need any special skills or experience, just a commitment to securing the best future for your community. Applicants should live, work or be active volunteers within the Ballantrae Community Council area.

The current Panel members are:

  • Fiona Roper
  • Fiona Stevenson
  • Mhairi McKenna
  • Gwendoline Campbell
  • Jessie Brown
  • Paula Sandford-Marsh
  • Stuart Green
  • Leonard Mackinnon

The Panel meets twice a year.  Minutes from recent meetings are available within the Useful links section below. Minutes from previous meetings are available on request from the Community Funds Co-ordinator.

How to apply

You can apply to this fund online here. Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by the application deadline.

If you have any problems accessing the form, please email or call 01557 814927 and we can help.

Contact information

Contact name

Clare Graham, Community Funds Adviser

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