Important Message On Coronavirus

Foundation Scotland – We are open

Reassurance on supporting communities, charities and social enterprises following the impact of Coronavirus
Foundation Scotland appreciate that the Coronavirus situation will have a big impact on communities. We know that charities, local organisations and social enterprises will play a critical support role - providing practical and emotional support, helping to mobilise local services, care for those most in need and tackle isolation.
We want to reassure you that we will do what we can to support communities.

We are open as usual – our staff are now are working from home - we are working differently, working digitally. Staff work travel has been suspended so we will hold our meetings online.
All contacts including telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Please just continue to contact our staff through these means. Our IT systems enable us to work from home with no risk to data security and ensure there is limited disruption to services.

Please continue with grant applications – however please scan and email in any supporting documents. Our offices are closed for the time being, and we cannot receive mail – so please do not post any supporting documents. If you don’t have a scanner an option is to download a scanner app onto your smart phone – this uses the camera function to scan the document and convert it into a PDF for e-mail.

We aim to be as helpful as possible over the coming weeks - so our grantees can focus on supporting communities. Alongside continuing to deliver all our community funds and published grant-making programmes, we are taking the following steps:

  1. Relaxing deadlines for monitoring reports
  2. Increasing mentoring and support for grantees and investees
  3. Establishing payment holidays for social enterprises supported with loans
  4. Increasing cash flow support loans to social enterprises
  5. Planning to introduce rolling deadlines for some place-based Funds for those delivering any projects that address immediate community needs in light of the Coronavirus
  6. Working with other funders to pool resources
  7. Working with local community organisations and umbrella groups to gather information about local needs and how best to support these
  8. Establishing a Community Resilience and Recovery Fund
  9. Giving our staff paid time to work flexibly so that they can care for loved ones and also volunteer and support activity in their local community dealing with needs arising from the Coronavirus
  10. Asking you how we can best support your community

Please do get in touch, as normal, if you have questions.


Acknowledge & Close

Community Funds

The Foundation is involved in administering approx £4M each year in community benefit funds from wind farms across Scotland.  You can find out more about each fund and how to apply by clicking on the community fund name on the table below.

For case studies about how some of these funds have been established and run click here.

Community Fund Name


Eligible Communities

Achlachan Wind Farm Fund Highlands Halkirk District
Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company Dumfries and Galloway 42 Community council areas across Annandale and Nithsdale
An Suidhe Wind Farm Community Fund Argyll & Bute Glenorchy & Innishail (Eredine only), Dalavich, Furnace, Inveraray
Bad á Cheò Highlands Halkirk District, Latheron, Lybster and Clyth, Watten
Ballantrae Community Fund South Ayrshire Ballantrae
Blackford Perth & Kinross Blackford
Blackcraig Dumfires and Galloway Balmaclellan, Balmaghie, Carsphairn, Corsock & Kirkpatrick Durham, Crossmichael & District, Dalry, Dunscore, The Royal Burgh of New Galloway and Kells Parish and Parton
Blackridge West Lothian Blackridge 
Cambusbarron Stirling Cambusbarron
Carrick Futures South Ayrshire Barrhill, Barr, Pinwherry & Pinmore, Colmonell & Lendalfoot, Ballantrae and Girvan
Cairnryan Community Fund Dumfries and Galloway Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway
CREPL Dumfries and Galloway Cree Valley; Kirkcowan; New Luce; Port William; Stoneykirk; Old Luce 
Denny & District Community Fund Stirlingshire/Falkirk Denny & District
EDF Renewables Burnhead Moss  Falkirk/West Lothian Avonbridge & Standburn, Limerigg & Slamannan, Blackridge
EDF Renewables Burnhead Moss  - Education and Training Fund Falkirk/West Lothian Avonbridge & Standburn, Limerigg & Slamannan, Blackridge
EDF Renewables Burnfoot Hill-Burnfoot North and Rhodders Perth & Kinross/Clackmannanshire Alva, Dollar, Menstrie, Tillicoultry, Blackford & Glendevon, Braco & Greenloaning
EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Highlands Contin; Lochbroom; Garve & District; Marybank, Scatwell & Strahconon; Strathpeffer
EDF Renewables Dorenell Moray Dufftown & District; Glenrinnes; Glenlivet and Inveraron; Cabrach
EDF Renewables Longpark Borders Parish of Stow
E.ON Camster Highlands Latheron, Lybster & Clyth, Watten & Tannach& District 
E.ON Rosehall Highlands Ardgay & District, Creich and  Lairg
Falck Assel Valley - Barr South Ayrshire Barr
Falck Assel Valley - Girvan & District South Ayrshire Girvan and District
Falck Assel Valley - Pinwherry & Pinmore South Ayrshire Pinwherry and Pinmore
Falck Auchrobert South Lanarkshire Blackwood & Kirkmuirhill and Boghead
Greencoat Drone Hill Borders Granthouse, Cockburnspath, Coldingham, Reston & Auchencrow
Greencoat Carcant Moorfoot Midlothian Moorfoot
Greencoat Langhope Rig Community Fund Scottish Borders Ettrick & Yarrow, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk & Midlem and Upper Teviotdale & Borthwick Water.
Greencoat Stroupster Highlands Dunnet and Canisbay
Greencoat Kildrummy, Lumsden &
Aberdeenshire Kildrummy, Lumsden & Towie 
Harthill, Eastfield and Greenrigg North Lanarkshire Harthill, Eastfield and Greenrig
Hadyard Hill South Ayrshire Barr, Dailly, Pinmore, Pinwherry
Heriot Scottish Borders  Heriot
Kilgallioch Community Fund South Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway

Cairnryan, Castle Kennedy, Cree Valley, Garlieston,Isle of Whithorn, Kirkcolm, Kirkcowan, Kirkmabreck,Kirkmaiden, LeswaltLochans, New Luce,Ochtrelure and Belmont, Old Luce, Port William, Portpatrick,
Royal Burgh of Wigtown and District, Sorbie, Stoneykirk,  Stranraer
The Royal Burgh of Whithorn and District, Ballantrae,Barr, Barrhill,
Colmonell and Lendalfoot, Dailly, Girvan and District, Pinwherry and Pinmore

Kinegar (Cocksburnpath & Cove) The Scottish Borders

Cocksburnpath, Cove

Innogy Renewables UK Limited  Lochelbank Perth and Kinross Glenfarg, Earn
Lairg Windfarm Ltd. Highlands Lairg
Middle Balbeggie Education and Training Fund Fife Thornton
Minnygap Community Fund Dumfries and Galloway Johnstone, Templand and Kirkpatrick Juxta
Mossmorran Wind Farm Ltd Community Fund Fife Cowdenbeath, Crossgates and Mossgreen, and Hill of Beath
NorthConnect Legacy Fund Aberdeenshire  
North Rhins Dumfries and Galloway Cairnryan, Kirkcolm, New Luce, Old Luce, Portpatrick, Stoneykirk, Lochans, Leswalt, Stranraer and Ochtrelure & Belmont,
Old Luce Community Fund Dumfries and Galloway Old Luce, including communities of Glenluce, Dunragit and Auchenmalg
Clyde (Dumfries and
Dumfries and Galloway Durisdeer, Carronbridge, Closeburn, Johnstone, Kirkconnel & Kelloholm, Kirkpatrick Juxta, Moffat & District, Royal Burgh of Sanquhar & District, Thornhill, Wanlockhead, Wamphrey , Kirkmichael
Tannach & District Highlands Tannach & District
Todhill Wind Farm Fund Falkirk Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood
Watten Highlands Watten
Whiteside Hill Dumfries and Galloway Kirkconnel & Kelloholm, Royal Burgh of Sanquhar & District
Vattenfall Clashindarroch Aberdeenshire Huntly, Strathbogie, Tap O Noth & Cabrach Community Association
Vattenfall - Unlock our Future Fund Aberdeen Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Ventient Energy A'Chruach Argyll & Bute West Loch Fyne, Dunadd, Lochgilphead
Ventient Energy Galawhistle South Lanarkshire Douglas, Coalburn
Ventient Energy Glenkerie Borders, South Lanarkshire Upper Tweed Community Council area and parts of Biggar, Symington,Stobo,Skirling, Roberton and Lamington.
Ventient Energy Gordonstown Aberdeenshire Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford, Fyvie & Rothienorman
Ventient Energy Westfield Benarty Fife Benarty
Ventient Energy  Westfield Cardenden Fife Cardenden
Ventient Energy Westfield Kinglassie Fife Kinglassie
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