Important Message On Coronavirus

Foundation Scotland – We are open

Reassurance on supporting communities, charities and social enterprises following the impact of Coronavirus
Foundation Scotland appreciate that the Coronavirus situation will have a big impact on communities. We know that charities, local organisations and social enterprises will play a critical support role - providing practical and emotional support, helping to mobilise local services, care for those most in need and tackle isolation.
We want to reassure you that we will do what we can to support communities.

We are open as usual – our staff are now are working from home - we are working differently, working digitally. Staff work travel has been suspended so we will hold our meetings online.
All contacts including telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Please just continue to contact our staff through these means. Our IT systems enable us to work from home with no risk to data security and ensure there is limited disruption to services.

Please continue with grant applications – however please scan and email in any supporting documents. Our offices are closed for the time being, and we cannot receive mail – so please do not post any supporting documents. If you don’t have a scanner an option is to download a scanner app onto your smart phone – this uses the camera function to scan the document and convert it into a PDF for e-mail.

We aim to be as helpful as possible over the coming weeks - so our grantees can focus on supporting communities. Alongside continuing to deliver all our community funds and published grant-making programmes, we are taking the following steps:

  1. Relaxing deadlines for monitoring reports
  2. Increasing mentoring and support for grantees and investees
  3. Establishing payment holidays for social enterprises supported with loans
  4. Increasing cash flow support loans to social enterprises
  5. Planning to introduce rolling deadlines for some place-based Funds for those delivering any projects that address immediate community needs in light of the Coronavirus
  6. Working with other funders to pool resources
  7. Working with local community organisations and umbrella groups to gather information about local needs and how best to support these
  8. Establishing a Community Resilience and Recovery Fund
  9. Giving our staff paid time to work flexibly so that they can care for loved ones and also volunteer and support activity in their local community dealing with needs arising from the Coronavirus
  10. Asking you how we can best support your community

Please do get in touch, as normal, if you have questions.


Acknowledge & Close

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.  A report summarising the grants made over the first three years of the Fund can be found here, or telephone Foundation Scotland on 0131 524 0300 to receive a paper copy.


COVID 19 Emergency Fund 

The Community Panel have allocated £20,000 (initially) to a COVID 19 Emergency Fund. This Fund is to support activities by local community organisations providing help to vulnerable people in difficulty because of the COVID 19 virus pandemic; and to support community organisations suffering major adverse impacts and (uninsured) losses as a result of the pandemic, which put their services at risk. The amount of funding will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Community Panel in the light of emerging needs.


Key dates:


Application Deadline

Panel Meeting Date

Year 6 Round 1

Year 6 Round 2

Year 6 Round 3

4th May 2020

7th September 2020

25th January 2021

22nd June 2020  

26th October 2020

15th March 2021


COVID 19 Emergency Fund applications can be made at any time.


How to Apply

COVID 19 Emergency Fund: Please read the Fund Factsheet, then complete the online application form

Small and Standard grants: Please read the Fund Factsheet, then complete the online application form or downloadable form returning via email to

Large grantsPlease read the Fund Factsheet, then complete the proposal form returning via email to

Volunteer Development Bursaries: Please read the guidance notes contained in the application form, then complete and return via email to

School Transport Costs: Please read the policy and the guidance for completing the application form, before completing and returning the application form via email to

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.

Repeat Applications: Please read the policy adopted by the Panel on funding repeat applications. 


Latest Grants

Marie Curie                       

  • To fund 50% of the cost to provide their home based Nursing Service for a one year period.                             
  • Amount Awarded:  £6,180.00

Alexander Scott's Hospital Eventide Home

  • To carry out building improvements that reduce fire risk
  • Amount Awarded:   £12,053

 Barnardo’s Scotland

  • To purchase 10 laptops and 4G adapters (Multi SIM Cards) to support young people participating in the Rural Steps employability project based in Huntly.
  • Amount Awarded:  £4,370

 Huntly and District Development Trust

  • To contribute to the costs of establishing a low-carbon and active travel hub in Huntly town centre.
  • Amount Awarded:  £23,647


  • To provide supermarket vouchers for carers in Huntly who are experiencing financial hardship due to Covid-19.
  • Amount Awarded: £2,520

 Alexander Scott's Hospital Eventide Home          

  • To provide equipment to assist with protection from, and the management of, Covid-19.        
  • Amount Awarded:          £5,400.00

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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