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 farm which is expected to be 25 years.

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in the area can apply to the Foundation for grants from the Fund. Although the Foundation will receive and process applications for grants, recommendations about grants and how the money is used will be made by a Community Panel made up of local residents from Blackford, together with a representative from each of the Community Councils.

The Fund is intended to be a lasting resource for the community of Blackford.

For more information about the fund  you can read the  Fund Report for 2013 - 2015

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.


There is one round remaining in 2017

  • 11 September with decisions due mid-October

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines before completing the application form.


Latest Grants

Senior Citizens Lunch Club

  • To contribute to the cost of a group outing to Pitlochry Festival Theatre, including high tea, in November 2017.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford SWRI

  • To fund the group's attendance at "Tea in the Park," to celebrate 100 years of the Scottish Women's Rural Institute.
  • Amount awarded: £330

Blackford Highland Games Committee

  • To contribute to the cost of marquee hire, purchase of high jump landing mats, and printing costs.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Bells

  • To purchase 5 new bells, which will give the group a complete 2-octave set of handbells and enable them to play more challenging music.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Sings

  • To contribute to the cost of a professional song leader for 14 sessions.
  • Amount awarded: £1,000

Blackford is Brighter

  • To contribute to the cost of plants for the year's annual planting.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Festive Lights

  • To replace/repair damaged festive lights.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Events Group

  • To contribute to the cost of a fireworks display to be held in November 2017.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Bowling Club

  • To replace the existing curtains and tables in the clubhouse.
  •  Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Crafters

  • To fund hall hire for 17 evenings.
  •  Amount awarded: £181.39

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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