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 Leaflet or  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.


The next closing date has been extended to Friday 23rd September.

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines before completing the application form.


Latest Grants

Senior Citizens Lunch Club

  • To contribute to the cost of an outing to Pitlochry Festival Theatre in Nov 2016.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Bowling Club

  • To carry out improvement works to the bowling green and participate in Bowls Scotland Try Bowls campaign and Bowlsparc Project.
  • Amount awarded: £1,188

Strathearn Pipe Band

  • To hire the village hall for rehearsals two nights per week between August 2016 and July 2017.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Highland Games Committee

  • To hire a marquee and safety fencing and to fund the Games' printing costs.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Study Group (Blackford Bells)

  • To purchase a set of diatonic handbells.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford is Brighter

  • To contribute to the cost of planting flower beds and various tubs/hanging baskets throughout the village in June 2016.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford SWRI

  • To fund the group's summer outing, consisting of bus hire, canal trip and supper.
  • Amount awarded: £470

Blackford Badminton Club

  • To fund 25 weeks of hall hire and purchase 4 dozen shuttlecocks.
  •  Amount awarded: £338.75

Blackford Improvement Group

  • To contribute to the cost of preparing final drawings and costings for the redevelopment of Blackford's park.
  • Amount awarded: £500

Blackford Study Group (Blackford Sings)

  • To fund 14 weeks of hall hire and 14 sessions with a professional song leader between Aug-Dec 2016.
  • Amount awarded: £1,190

Blackford Primary School Parent Council

  • To purchase a wooden garden storage unit, fertilizer and decorative glass aggregate for the sensory garden.
  • Amount awarded: £600

Blackford Festive Lights

  • To replace the decorative sleigh used during the festive period and to install CCTV where the village defibrillator is situated.
  • Amount awarded: £1,000

Blackford Study Group (Blackford Crafters)

  • To fund hall hire for 18 evenings over the year and membership of Remake Scotland for 2017-18.
  • Amount awarded: £217.06

1st Blackford Brownies

  • To fund bus hire and tickets to the Glasgow Science Museum for the unit.
  • Amount awarded: £850

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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