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Cairnryan Community Fund

Grant size Up to £10,000
Dumfries and Galloway
Key dates  
Application deadline: 08/08/22
Decision date: October 2022
Application deadline: 12/12/22
Decision date: February 2023

About this fund

This fund will support community-led activity in Cairnryan with an emphasis on rural regeneration. Applications must benefit the community of Cairnryan, Dumfries & Galloway, which is geographically defined by the community council boundaries.

Cairnryan is funded by ScottishPower Renewables community benefit fund from its Glen App Windfarm in South Ayrshire and Greencoat UK Wind Ltd, owners of the North Rhins wind farm. Approximately £30,700 (index linked) is available each year.

Grants from £500 - £10,000

Multi-year grants can be requested, of up to £10,000 per annum, for a maximum of three years.

Purpose of this fund

The fund will provide grants to support charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of Cairnryan community. 

Grants 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.

Who can apply?

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in Cairnryan can apply. Your group/organisation must meet our standard eligibility criteria. You don’t need to be registered charity to apply.

Applications from groups out-with the fund area will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must demonstrate clear benefit for residents in the fund area.

What can’t be funded?

Information on what the fund cannot support is provided here.

How are decisions made?

Cairnryan Community Fund Advisory Panel decides on grant awards from the fund. This panel comprises people who live in the area and includes at least two members of the Community Council and up to ten other members of the community. 

The current Panel is:

  • Tracy Davidson (C.C)
  • Jamie Dalrymple-Hamilton
  • Andrew Cumming (C.C)
  • Mary McCormack
  • Chloe Cairnie (C.C)
  • Kenneth Cairnie
  • Tina Bulmer (C.C)
  • Hansa Gajjar
  • Nick Scott

The panel meets three times per year. Usually in February, June and October. Minutes from recent meetings can be found in the Useful links section below. Minutes from previous meetings are available on request from the Community Funds Officer (please see details below).

Administration support is provided by Foundation Scotland. More information on the award making process is available here.

Frequently asked questions

How to apply

To apply, please complete an online application form below.  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

Suzy Mercer, Community Funds Manager

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