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Hadyard Hill Community Fund (Dailly)

Grant size No fixed amount
South Ayrshire
Key dates  
Application Deadline: 30/10/23
Decision Date: Mid December 2023
Application Deadline: 15/12/23
Decision Date: Early March 2024
Application Deadline: 01/03/24
Decision Date: Mid May 2024
Application Deadline: 07/06/24
Decision Date: End Aug 2024
Application Deadline: 30/08/24
Decision Due: Mid November 2024

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 Dailly.

Hadyard Hill Community Fund (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.

  • Standard grants between £650 - £15,000 
  • Large grants over £15,000 and up to £25,000.  Multi-year awards of up to three years are available.
  • By exception, grant sizes of over £25,000 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 is given to applications that fit with the Dailly Community Action Plan priorities:

  • Theme 1, Things to Do:
    One thing that many appreciate about Dailly is its strong sense of community. Clubs, groups and 
    community activities make Dailly a better place to live and help people feel connected to their 
    neighbours. However, following the pandemic, fewer activities are running, and opportunities to meet 
    and chat are limited and facilities like the Community Centre are underused.
  • Theme 2, Environment and green space:
    The natural beauty of Dailly is one of its greatest assets. Good walks are an attraction for 
    residents and visitors alike and require maintenance. There is already a productive Community 
    Garden, but post Covid, more opportunities have been identified to create outdoor space where 
    people can meet, spend time and where more people can learn and share skills. In the longer 
    term, the community has identified opportunities to reduce the village’s ecological footprint and 
    potentially develop renewable energy assets.
  • Theme 3, Economy and tourism:
    Jobs and the local economy were the areas that fewest people in Dailly are satisfied with. A lack 
    of wrap-around childcare locally prevents some parents from taking up work opportunities, 
    particularly as many of these involve travel outside the village. Since the closure of the golf 
    course, there is less in Dailly to attract visitors, and in the long term, developing more to bring 
    and keep visitors in the village could boost local businesses.
  • Theme 4: Communication and connectedness:
    After two years of disruption, clubs, groups and activities need participants, volunteers, support 
    and resources to restart, keep going and deliver the projects in this plan.

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 Community Fund (Dailly) Advisory 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:

  • Marion Whiteford
  • Neil Bannatyne
  • Mabeth Scobie
  • William Scobie
  • Philip Waddingham
  • Joyce McIntyre
  • Christine Moore

Minutes are available from the Foundation Scotland 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

You can apply to this fund online here. Two levels of award are normally available for activities that benefit the local community. The amount and type of information required from applicants differ depending on the size of the application being made. Standard grants £650 - £15,000.

For large grants over £15,000 this is a two-stage application process. An initial grant enquiry form must be completed. The Panel will review the enquiry and agree on whether to invite a full application to future rounds.

A small grant scheme for awards up to £650 is also available and administrated by Dailly Community Council. Please contact your Community Council directly for further details.

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

If you would like to review the questions you will be asked to answer before starting the form, you can see them here.

Contact information

For application process and technical enquiries

Central Systems Support

For criteria and fund priority enquiries

Linda West, Community Funds Adviser