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

Minard Community Trust

  • To contribute to carrying out improvements to the village hall, including improvements to the roof/gutters, rewiring and installing new circuit boards and lighting. This grant will support the costs of roofworks only.
  • Amount awarded: £27,500

Lochgilphead Golf Club

  • To purchase a defibrillator for the clubhouse and provide training in its use to volunteers.
  • Amount awarded: £1,488

Artmap Argyll Ltd

  • To support the running of the 2017 Re-Ignite project.
  • Amount awarded: £5,750

19th Argyll (Lochgilphead) Scouts

  • To purchase equipment to support group work activities.
  • Amount awarded: £2,299

Kilmartin Community Initiative

  • To purchase two defibrillators and an outside cabinet, including installation and training.
  • Amount awarded: £2,570

Kilmartin Community Initiative

  • To purchase a shed to house various community assets, including marquees and Christmas decorations.
  • Amount awarded: £1,295

Mid Argyll Transport Volunteers

  • To contribute to the group's annual running costs, especially in anticipation of increased uptake of the service.
  • Amount awarded: £2,100

Mid Argyll Pipe Band

  • To fund tutor costs.
  • Amount awarded: £4,630

Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise

  • To contribute to the cost of establishing a woodworking club.
  • Amount awarded: £1,680

Lochgilphead Community Council

  • To fund a re-enactment demonstration and other workshop/display providers to form part of the Lochgilphead Celtic and Pictish Festival.
  • Amount awarded: £850

Mid Argyll Agricultural Society

  • To repair and improve portions of the show field, including widening portions of the road network to allow two vehicles to pass and repairing drainage.
  • Amount awarded: £1,000

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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