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Hadyard Hill Community Fund (Dailly)

Grant size Up to £10,000
South Ayrshire
Key dates  
Application deadline: 11/04/22
Decision date: Mid June 2022
Application deadline: 08/07/22
Decision date: Mid September 2022
Application deadline: 10/10/22
Decision date: Mid December 2022

About this fund

Hadyard Hill Community Fund, Dailly is funded by SSE community benefit funding from the Hadyard Hill wind farm in South Ayrshire. The fund supports projects located within or directly benefiting the community area of Pinwherry and Pinmore.

Hadyard Hill (Dailly) Advisory Panel decides on grant awards from the fund. The Panel is made up of two community councillors and local volunteer members from the community council area of Dailly. Hadyard Hill Dailly fund administration is provided by Foundation Scotland, a national grant-making charity. The Foundation receives and processes applications and works with the Panel to award grants.

Around £50,000 in total will be provided each year, with the next review to be held in July 2025, however amounts available vary from round to round as awards are made.

A small grant scheme, for awards up to £650, is also available and administered directly by the Community Council. Applications are by a simple application form and decisions are made on a rolling basis. Please contact Dailly Community Council directly for further details.

Grant size: From £500 - £10,000 Multi-year awards of up to three years are available. (By exception, grant sizes of over £10,000 may be considered, please contact the Community Fund Adviser to discuss your project in more detail). 

Purpose of this fund

Hadyard Hill Dailly will support charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of Dailly.
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.

As well as demonstrating a fit with the requirements outlined above, priority for awards can be given to projects that address the following additional criteria.

  • Making a difference: That consideration is given to how the project may address either or both themes of building/supporting community leadership and enabling communities to take ownership of and/or develop assets.
  • Match funding: That other possible funding sources for the project have been explored. This might include applicants raising some funds through their own fundraising efforts. The fund should not displace funding that could be obtained from other sources but should help lever-in additional funds if possible. Additionally, it should not reduce community-based groups’ commitment to organising local activities that contribute to a vibrant community calendar and promote community spirit. Ideally, applicants can demonstrate that a percentage of the total project cost will be sourced from other funding sources, including the applicant organisation itself, which might be in a position to contribute to the project cost.
  • Local procurement: That local suppliers will be used for the provision of goods and services, where appropriate (e.g. in terms of quality of products/services available) and feasible (in terms of availability and cost). (‘Local’ will vary depending on the nature and availability of the item/service in question. In some cases, it could be taken to mean within Carrick and the surrounding area, but in others, South Ayrshire or indeed the South of Scotland might be most appropriate).
  • Care for our environment: That consideration has been given to minimising the environmental impact of projects and reducing the applicant organisation’s ‘carbon footprint’.
  • Local consultation: That the organisation has consulted an appropriate number of the intended beneficiaries of the project and can demonstrate local support for the proposal.
  • Partnership working: That the organisation has considered whether delivering their project in partnership with other organisations/groups will add value (financial, capability, or other). This could involve working with voluntary, private or public sector bodies that operate at a local, regional or national level.

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 here.

How are decisions made?

The Hadyard Hill Dailly 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 that has been developed and agreed upon 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 of Dailly. The Panel meets approximately four times per year to make decisions on applications to the fund. The current Panel is:

  • Tom McCartney
  • Marion Whiteford
  • Stuart Nelson
  • Neil Bannatyne
  • Susan Gray
  • Mabeth Scobie
  • William Scobie
  • Philip Waddingham
  • Jillian Nelson

Minutes are available from the Community Funds Adviser (please see details below).

Frequently asked questions

  • How many grants can I apply for?

    Eligible groups may apply for more than one grant per year from the fund. Multi-year awards of up to £5,000 per year over three years can be applied for. Pre-application enquiries are welcome. See below for contact details. 

How to apply

Complete the online application form. 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