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Blackford Community Fund Re-opens

30 January 2013

Foundation Scotland (formerly Scottish Community Foundation ) is encouraging community groups and local charities in the Blackford area to apply for a grant to the Blackford Community Fund when it re-opens on 1st February.
Constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities will be able to apply to the Foundation for grants to support a wide range of projects providing public benefit to people living within the Blackford area. Applications for grants between £100 and £1,500 can be submitted in advance of the 1st April deadline. This upper level is a £500 increase from previous rounds, to encourage more ambitious community initiatives that may require a larger grant.
Foundation Scotland has been working with a local Panel to manage the fund since 2009 during which time 65 grants have been awarded to Blackford groups totalling over £41,000.
Grants are awarded to local organisations which contribute to the Fund’s aim to promote community spirit and bring people together; enhance qualify of life and promote people’s well-being; and foster Blackford as a vibrant and sustainable community.

Ten groups benefitted from last round of funding, this included contributions to repairing Christmas lights and Christmas activities for children, recreational costs for the Senior Citizens lunch club, and new drumming equipment for the Strathearn Pipe Band.

Rachel Searle-Mbullu, Head of Community Investment at Foundation Scotland said “ Its great to see a wide range of groups continuing to benefit from the Fund and new groups also coming forward. Both Foundation Scotland and the Panel would like this to continue. We would encourage previous and new applicants to apply to the fund prior to its 1 April deadline.”

For an application form visit or contact Cara on 0131 524 0300 or email:

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