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.

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.

Now in it's fifth year, Vattenfall have invested almost £1 million in the local area through this fund.  Read the latest news on this significant milestone here (December 2020). 

A report on the activity and impact over the first five years, to 31 May 2020, can be viewed here.

Making A Difference

The Fund looks to award projects that support positive change and strategic impact.  Projects prioritised are those 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 fund's purpose, priorities and award levels were informed by the Clashindarroch Conversation which community members contributed to in 2014.   For more information about the local community read the community profile.

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


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 3

Year 7 Round 1

Year 7 Round 2

25th January 2021

3rd May 2021

6th September 2021

15th March 2021  

21st June 2021

25th October 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

Huntly Football Club      

  • To contribute to the running costs of Huntly Football Club, to enable the Club to manage a deficit in income resulting from the Covid 19 pandemic. 
  • Amount Awarded:           £25,000.00                        

Huntly Heritage and Bookshop Community          

  • To fund the costs of setting up the Orb’s Bookshop in new premises, which would provide improved facilities and increase its visibility in the town centre.  
  • Amount Awarded:           £7,968.84                          

Huntly Community Council (Microgrant)

  • To provide a micro-grant scheme for the local community.       
  • Amount Awarded:           £2,610.95                          

Drumblade School Parent Council            

  • To fund transport for school swimming lessons. 
  • Amount Awarded:           £570.00

Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association Ltd

  • To fund both running costs and PPE for weekly community-based specialist exercise classes for people with cardiac and other long-term health conditions in Huntly for a period of one year to enable GCRA to reinstate the classes after being closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.              
  • Amount Awarded:           £1,143.17


All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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