Clashindarroch Wind Farm

Community Fund


The Clashindarroch Community Fund is provided by Vattenfall, the developer and owner of the Clashindarroch Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire.  The Fund supports projects located within or directly benefiting one or more of the three community council areas of Huntly, Strathbogie and Tap O Noth and the area of the Cabrach Community Association.  The fund's purpose, priorities and award levels have been informed by the Clashindarroch Conversation which community members contributed to in 2014.   

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in the area may apply to the Fund. Your group must have a constitution (a governing document or set of rules) and be set up on a not-for-profit basis. It does not need to be a registered charity to apply.

For more information about the fund read the Fund Factsheet.

For more information about the local community read the community profile.

Making A Difference

The Fund will support projects which will support positive change and strategic impact.  The priorities originally set for the Fund were for projects which will:

* improve community services and facilities
* increase participation in and access to contemporary culture, events and recreational activity
* preserve and enhance the natural environment for residents and visitors
* promote rural regeneration
* celebrate the area's cultural, historic and archaelogical heritage.

The following case studies provides examples of how the Fund is making a difference to the community:

Huntly and District Development Trust

Friends of Insch Hospital and Community 

Annual reports on the activity of the Fund are available for 2015-2016, and for 2016-2017.

Fund Review 2018

Since launching in 2015 the Fund has distributed over £550,000 to 51 local groups in the communities of  Huntly, Drumblade, Forgue, Largue, Cairnie, Glass, Gartly, Clatt, Kennethmont, Rhynie and the Cabrach.  A report summarising the grants made over the last three years can be found here, or telephone Foundation Scotland on 0131 524 0300 to receive a paper copy.

Now members of the public are being asked to help determine the Fund priorities for the next few years.  A survey has been launched asking the local community for feedback on their experiences of the Fund to date and views as to its future priorities. 

Please complete the survey by clicking on here, or telephone Foundation Scotland on 0131 524 0300 to receive a paper copy.  The survey should be completed by 30 September 2018.


Key dates 


Application Deadline

Panel Meeting Date

Year 4 Round 3

4 February 2019

25 March 2019


How to Apply

Small and standard grants: Please completing the online application form or downloadable form  returning to the Programme Administrator, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

Large grants: Please complete the proposal form returning to the Programme Administrator, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

Volunteer Development Bursaries: Please read the guidance notes contained in the application form, then complete and return it to the Programme Administrator, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

School Transport Costs: Please read the policy and the guidance for completing the applcation form, before completing and returning the application form to the Programme Administrator, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

Applications for Community Defibrillators: Please read the policy adopted by the Panel on funding such applications, before completing an application form for Small and standard grants detailed above.


Latest Grants

Huntly Heritage and Bookshop Community

  • To purchase and install a set of waterproof shelves and seating for the provision of a micro-library for the community.
  •  Amount awarded: £400

Huntly Small-Bore Rifle Club

  • To purchase five new lightweight rifles for the club.
  •  Amount awarded: £7,500

Largue Primary Parent Council

  • To purchase and install a defibrillator and heated cabinet.
  •  Amount awarded: £1,375

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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