Community Fund


This charitable Fund was originally created in 2009 with a donation to Blackford Community Council by Ochil Developments, the developer of the G West development near Blackford. The fund is intended to be a lasting resource for the community of Blackford. The Fund also receives an annual payment from the EDF Energy Renewables Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North and Rhodders Wind Farms. This arrangement started in 2011 and will continue for the life time of the wind farms which is expected to be 25 years.

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in Blackford can apply to the Foundation for grants from the Fund. Although the Foundation will receive and process applications for grants, funding decisions are made by a Community Panel made up of local residents from Blackford, together with a representative from the Community Councils and the original donor, G West.

For more information on how the fund is supporting the community read the Fund report for 2017-18, or visit the Blackford Community Council's website.


Making A Difference

The Fund supports community groups and charities working in the Blackford Community Council area that are providing activities or services which promote community spirit and bring people together, enhance quality of life and promote people’s well-being and foster a vibrant, sustainable community.

Groups or organisations that have a constitution (governing document or set of rules) and are set-up on a not-for-profit basis which want to run a project or carry out activity that will benefit residents in the Blackford community council area are welcome to apply. (In exceptional circumstances non constituted groups may apply for smaller grants up to £500). Organisations do not need to be registered charities in order to apply to the Fund.

Applications for projects that benefit older residents of the community are particularly welcome.

The following case studies provide examples of how the fund is making a difference to the community:

Blackford Crafters

Blackford Fiddle Club


The closing dates for 2020 are:

16th March, Decisions end of April.

30th July, Decisions end of September.


How to Apply

Please complete the online application from or download the application form.


Latest Grants

Senior Citizens Lunch Club

  • To contribute to the cost of a group outing to Pitlochry Festival Theatre in November 2019 to see a production of "A Christmas Carol".
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford is Brighter

  • To buy a selection of annual and permanent plants and compost for the containers, hanging baskets and flower beds around the village.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Sings

  • To contribute to hall hire and the choir leader fee.
  • Amount awarded: £1,000

Blackford Highland Games Committee

  • To contribute to marquee hire, toilet hire, and advertising costs.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Festive Lights

  • To carry out repairs and replace some of the older lights.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Friends of Guiding

  • To fund hall hire for 37 weeks.
  • Amount awarded: £380

Blackford Scottish Women's Institute

  • To fund a summer trip with meal at the local golf club.
  • Amount awarded: £315

Blackford Bowling Club

  • To construct a wheelchair ramp and purchase a wheelchair suitable for use on the bowling green, to make it easier for disabled people to participate in the sport.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Crafters

  • To fund hall hire for 17 sessions.
  • Amount awarded: £178.50

Blackford Study Group

  • To fund public liability insurance for the group.
  • Amount awarded: £150

Blackford Events Group

  • To contribute to the cost of the November 2019 fireworks display.
  • Amount awarded: £3,000

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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