Infinis A'Chruach Community Fund

Background

The A’Chruach Fund is provided by Infinis, the developer and owner of the A’Chruach Wind Farm in Argyll & Bute. The Fund supports community projects benefitting those living in one or more of the following community council areas – West Loch Fyne, Dunadd and Lochgilphead. The Fund’s purpose and priorities have been informed by a process of community action planning that happened in each community over the winter of 2015/16.

 

 

Making A Difference

The Fund will support positive change by investing in a wide range of inspirational, community-led activity that is strategic, positive and creative and helps create a legacy of lasting impact. The Fund will do this by making grants to support the costs of relevant projects, services and facilities.

Applications are expected to address one or more of the following outcomes (or changes for the community):

  • Advance rural regeneration though increasing opportunities for enterprise and vocational training 

  • Enhance infrastructure including affordable housing, transport, broadband, community-owned property and access routes. 

  • Establish new community services and seek to improve or expand existing services, particularly with regard to young people and the elderly. 

  • Develop and improve community facilities 

  • Enhancing leisure facilities and to develop and expand tourism and leisure opportunities. 

  • Capacity building for new and existing community organisations to help achieve the other priorities.

Timescales

 

Closing date

Panel Decision dates

29th September 2017

mid November 2017

30th March 2018

mid May 2018

 

How to Apply

Please read the fund factsheet

Small Grants £500 - £5000: Please read the guidelines prior to  either completing the online application form or download the application form and returm 

Medium £5001 - £25,000: Please read the guidelines prior to either completing the online application form or download the application form and return.

Large over £25,000: Please read the guidelines prior to completing the enquiry form and return.

 

Grants

Latest Grants

Kilmartin Museum

  • To run a community excavation at Carnassarie Castle.
  • Amount awarded: £5,000

Lochgair Association

  • To repair and widen the footbridge over the Eas Dubh burn, making it wheelchair accessible.
  • Amount awarded: £12,500

Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise

  • To contribute to the salary of a part time development worker for three years, who will promote the services and facilities available and help Blarbuie woodland to become a thriving and sustainable local organisation.
  • Amount awarded: £14,000

Minard Community Trust

  • To revitalise Minard Shop’s external appearance with modern double-glazed doors and windows, fresh paint and a seating area.
  • Amount awarded: £5,000

Befrienders

  • To contribute to the cost of the group's project worker's salary.
  • Amount awarded: £10,000

Heads Up

  • To provide transport for day outings, and semi local journeys to take the group outdoors and stimulate their interest away from their normal surroundings.
  • Amount awarded: £2,500

Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation

  • To fund two part-time rangers stationed at Barrandaimh over the course of two years.
  • Amount awarded: £12,000

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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