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 on how the fund is supporting the community read the Fund report for 2016-17


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 study provides examples of how the fund is making a difference to the community:

Blackford Crafters


There are two rounds in 2018:

  • Deadline 28th March 
  • Deadline 30th August

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines before completing the application form.


Latest Grants

Senior Citizens Lunch Club

  • To fund an outing to Pitlochry Festival Theatre including Christmas lunch or high tea.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Highland Games Committee

  • To hire a marquee to cover the dance board, purchase new jump stands and bars, and fund advertising costs.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford is Brighter

  • To fund annual plants for the containers, hanging baskets, and permanent bed features throughout the village.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Sings

  • To fund a professional song leader, hall hire and refreshments for 15 sessions.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Events Group

  • To contribute to the cost of the annual fireworks display to be held on 3 Nov 2018.
  • Amount awarded: £3,000

Blackford Historical Society

  • To fund coach hire and refreshments for a group outing in September 2018.
  • Amount awarded: £435

Blackford Bowling Club

  • To purchase a new mower for maintaining the bowling green.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Festive Lights

  • To contribute to the cost of the annual Christmas light switch on event, including insurance, refreshments, decorations and entertainment.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Blackford Friends of Guiding

  • To fund hall hire for 37 weeks.
  • Amount awarded: £300

Blackford SWRI

  • To fund a group outing to Stanley Mills including coach hire and refreshments.
  • Amount awarded: £374

Blackford Bells

  • To fund the production of a CD, which can be sold to raise funds and played before the Sunday church service.
  • Amount awarded: £745

Blackford Crafters

  • To fund hall hire, storage boxes, and membership to Remake Scotland.
  • Amount awarded: £268

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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