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

E.ON Rosehall

Community Fund


The Fund is provided by E.ON, the developer of the Rosehall Wind Farm. It benefits the Community Council areas of Ardgay & District; Creich; and Lairg within the County of Sutherland.

The annual Fund will provide a minimum sum of £61,000 (as at Year 1 – August 2012) for the life of the wind farm which is expected to be 25 years, rising with the Retail price Index.  The annual payment to the Fund is divided equally between each of the three Community Council areas.  

The funds available varies from round to round, depending on previous and multi-year awards.

The Rosehall Fund is managed by Foundation Scotland but decisions on awards are made by the SSE & E.ON Community Funds Panel, a local Panel of 12 people comprising of four representatives from each of the three Community Council areas. Each four is made up of two Community Councillors and two members appointed from the wider community. 

The SSE & E.ON Community Funds Panel makes decisions on the E.ON Rosehall Community Fund as well as the Scottish Hydro Achany Community Fund.  Information on the Scottish Hydro Achany Fund and how to apply can be found at

The Panel accepts applications to both the Rosehall and Achany Funds for the same project (co-funding). However applicants should raise a contribution towards a project from another source. Applications seeking 100% of project costs will not be welcomed except in exceptional circumstances.



The Rosehall Community Fund has been established to support a broad range of community activity and development by primarily supporting the charitable activities of constituted, not-for-profit groups working to benefit residents within the area of benefit.

The Fund aims to invest in activities and initiatives that help build a vibrant local economy, support and encourage thriving communities and make the area an attractive place to live, work and visit for people of all ages.

Making A Difference

 The outcomes for the Rosehall Fund are as follows:

1. Strengthen, sustain and diversify the local economy through the development of established or emerging sectors.
2. Encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the local community with a view to stimulating economic and social growth.
3. Increase community benefit through the acquisition, development and use of new community assets and maintain and enhance existing ones.
4. Support measures designed to improve life chances and/or quality of life.
5. Optimise local resources and assets through support for coordinated community activity.
6. Support environmental improvements which give physical social or educational benefit.
7. Support energy conservation and increased use of renewables through the promotion of energy efficiency and sustainability within the area. 
8. Respond to unforeseen circumstances or opportunities that are in keeping with the broad fund outcomes identified above.

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

The Ardgay and District Community Council

Lairg Gala Week

Rosehall Village Hall


The Fund has two rounds and two deadlines per year.

Deadline Notification

30 April


31 October 


Applications will be considered for projects covering more than one Community Council area.

How to Apply

Apply online or download an application form.

Download the Fund Fact Sheet for more information.



Latest Grants

Kyle of Sutherland Hub  

  • To fund a Physical Activity Co-ordinator/Instructor to deliver a programme of support for all ages and abilities.
  • Amount Awarded: £9,000.00

Creich Croick and Kincardine District Day Care Association

  • To employ a cleaner at the Bradbury Centre.        
  • Amount Awarded: £9,817.08

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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