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.


Recruiting for new Panel members 

A community member from the Cabrach area, is needed to serve on the Clashindarroch Community Panel.  More information and an application form can be found here.



Key dates:


Application Deadline

Panel Meeting Date

Year 5 Round 2

9 September 2019

28 October 2019

Year 5 Round 3

27 January 2020

16 March 2020


How to Apply

Small and standard grants: Please read the Fund Factsheet, then complete the online application form or downloadable form returning it to the Programme Administrator, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

Large grants: Please read the Fund Factsheet, then 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 application 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.

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



Latest Grants

Tap O'Noth Community Council

  • To install four community benches in each of Clatt, Rhynie, Kennethmont and Gartly.
  •  Amount awarded: £1,490.40

Huntly Cricket Club Juniors

  • To replace the cricket ground's artificial wicket.
  •  Amount awarded: £7,000

Grampian Women's Aid

  • To contribute to a pilot project working in the Huntly and district area facilitating groups for women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
  •  Amount awarded: £8,000

Networks of Wellbeing

  • To employ a lead counsellor to provide counselling support for young people aged 11-18 over two years, and contribute to venue, phone and printing costs.
  •  Amount awarded: £25,000

Deveron Projects

  • To contribute to the refurbishment of 22-23 The Square, Huntly as part of the 'Huntly Heart' project.
  •  Amount awarded: £18,500

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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