Ventient Energy Gordonstown Fyvie and Rothienorman

Community Fund


This Fund is provided by Ventient Energy, the owner of the Gordonstown Wind Farm. The fund will benefit charities and community groups within each of the Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford Community Council and the Fyvie and Rothienorman Community Council areas.

An annual fund of £25,000 per year, index linked, will be available for the operating life of the wind farm which is expected to be 25 years.  For the first five years, the fund was split 80% to Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford and 20% to Fyvie, Rothienorman & Monquhitter.  In April 2019 the two community councils agreed to a revised split for the five years until March 2024.  As Ventient Energy had made some additional funding available, it was agreed that the whole of this additional sum including the arrears, would go to Fyvie, Rothienorman & Monquhitter.  On that basis the split of the overall fund was agreed at 64% to Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford and 36% to Fyvie, Rothienorman & Monquhitter. 

The funds are administered in different ways. Details of the Fund for Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford are available here. The fund for Fyvie and Rothienorman is administered directly by its Community Council. The Community Council has appointed a Sub-Group with delegated powers to make decisions on applications, and has decided that the Area of Benefit for the Fund would apply only to applicants from the Fyvie or Rothienorman sub-division of the Community Council area, and not from the Monquhitter sub-division.

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in Fyvie or Rothienorman are able to apply for grants from the Fund. Your community group must have a constitution (governing document or set of rules) and be set up on a not-for-profit basis. You do not need to be a registered charity to apply.  Please note that the priorities for the Fyvie and Rothienorman Fund and the application form have both changed with effect from August 2019.  For more information download the Fund Factsheet.  

Making A Difference

The Fund purpose is to support activity which will sustain and develop the life of the community and ensure that the area is an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit. The Fund will do this by making grants to support the costs of relevant projects, services and facilities. The Fund for Fyvie & Rothienorman is a charitable fund and to that end can be used towards:

o The advancement of education

o The advancement of citizenship or community development (including rural or urban regeneration and the promotion of civic responsibility, volunteering, the voluntary sector or the effectiveness or efficiency of charities)

o The advancement of culture or science

o The advancement of public participation in sport (and other recreational activity)

o The improvement of access to services or social activities

o The advancement of environmental protection or improvement

o The promotion of sustainable development, meaning development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, including the promotion of energy efficiency measures and sustainable transport options


There are normally two application rounds each year.  The next closing date is 23 September 2019.

How to Apply

There are now separate application forms for grants of under £1,000 and for grants of £1,000 and above.  They are also available from the Community Council.  They should be returned to:

Fyvie & Rothienorman Community Fund Sub-Group
c/o Nicola Davidson
8 Drumsinnie Drive
AB51 8YZ

A micro-grant scheme for grants of up to £250 for individuals or groups is also available. This is run by Fyvie, Rotheinorman and Monquhitter Community Council to whom application should be made at the e-mail address above.



Latest Grants

Fyvie, Rothienorman & Monquhitter Community Council

  • To operate a micro-grant scheme
  • Amount awarded: £1,057.30

1st Fyvie Brownies

  • To help purchase a box trailer
  • Amount awarded: £500

Millbrex Hall

  • To install a weatherproof sign and a noticeboard
  • Amount awarded: £500

Rothienorman Bowling Club

  • To contribute to the purchase of new mower
  • Amount awarded: £1,000

Fyvie, Rothienorman & Monquhitter Community Council

  • To operate a micro-grant scheme 
  • Amount awarded: £266.89

Rothienorman Friendship Group

  • To pay the cost of a bus for the annual outing 
  • Amount awarded: £350.00

Rothienorman Community Association

  • To contribute part of the cost of a public access defibrillator 
  • Amount awarded: £1,104.00

Rothie Rovers Amateur Football Club

  • To help purchase a set of moveable football goals for children 
  • Amount awarded: £250.00

Fyvie SWRI

  • To pay the cost of a bus for the annual outing 
  • Amount awarded: £290.00

Kinbroom House Residents Association

  • To help purchase raised bench style garden planters 
  • Amount awarded: £330.00

GRAPE (Rothienorman Wetland Walk)

  • To purchase wooden carvings to be placed around the path at the Rothienorman Wetland Walk
  • Amount awarded: £500

Rothienorman Pre-School

  • To purchase outdoor equipment and a storage container for the equipment at a new outdoor space
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

Royal British Legion, Fyvie

  • Purchase of chairs and curtains for community use
  • Amount awarded: £5,000

The Fyvie Over 60 Club

  • Funding buses to take walkers to planned routes
  • Amount awarded: £390

Fyvie, Rothienorman & Monquhitter Community Council

  • To operate a micro-grant scheme
  • Amount awarded: £769.40

Rothienorman Flood Protection Group (Rothienorman Community Association)

  • Flood response plan support - purchase of sand etc for sandbags
  • Amount awarded: £500

Turriff and Upper Ythan Walking Group

  • Funding for bus for summer outing
  • Amount awarded: £540

Fyvie & Rothienorman District Guides, Brownies and Rainbows

  • Purchase of tent 
  • Amount awarded: £500

1st Rothienorman Cubs & Scouts

  • Purchase of new tents to enable group to attend 100 year anniversary event
  • Amount awarded: £400

Rothienorman Toddler Group

  • Purchase of wooden toys and sensory equipment
  • Amount awarded: £350

Woodhead & Windyhills Community Trust Ltd.

  • Replacement information plaque
  • Amount awarded: £250
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