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

Tannach and District Wind Farm Charitable Trust


The Tannach and District Charitiable Wind Farm Trust, formed in partnership between Tannach and District Community Council and Foundation Scotland, has been set up to allow funds from different companies or donors, pledged for the benefit of the Tannach and District community, to be managed in an efficient and effective way. The current Donors are:

  • Gresham House Asset Management, owner of the Wathegar Wind Farm, current Fund balance £36,400.
  • Gresham House Asset Management, owner of Wathegar 2 Wind Farm, current Fund balance £60,700.
  • Other Donors may contribute in the future.

 The Trust is managed by Foundation Scotland but decisions on awards are made by a local Panel of up to 12 Tannach and District residents, including two Community Councillors, with local knowledge and interests. Panel Members serve for between two and four years.

The E.ON Camster Community Fund also covers this community council area and is administered by Foundation Scotland.  

For information on all the funds in the area click here

Information on awards made from the previous Tannach & District Community Fund can be found in the Year 1 and Year 2 annual reports under Fund News


Panel Vacancies 

The Trust is currently recruiting up to 5 residents aged 16 or over to serve on the Tannach & District Community Trust Panel or a period of 2 – 4 years initially. Applications can be completed online at 

Online access is not essential to the role, forms can be posted to any interested party.


The fund operates two funding rounds and two deadlines per year:



30 June


31 December


How to Apply

Please read the  fund factsheet  prior to completing the online application form or download the application form to submit via email.

 If you have any questions please contact Eilidh Gunn on 07801 530 218 or

If you require any assistance to complete an application form please contact Caithness Voluntary Group on 01955 603 453 or visit

Applicants often ask Foundation Scotland’s advice about information required for accounts and financial information. View further guidance and useful information.




Latest Grants

Venture North Cooperative Limited                        

  • To contribute to the purchase of mobile kitchen equipment and storage to use at the ‘Taste North’ annual food festival and other local events.                          
  • Amount Awarded:  £1,983.48

Reiss and Killimster Park Group                

  • To contribute towards installing new accessible equipment at the village play park.                         
  • Amount Awarded:  £18,000.00

Wick Model Yacht Club

  • To purchase and install kissing gates in three locations around Sarclet Loch which will make accessing the Loch easier for members.
  • Amount Awarded: £1,070.40

Bilbster and Thuster Hall Committee

  • To fit insulation and larch cladding to the exterior of the hall and new fire doors which will improve the halls security, appearance and energy efficiency.
  • Amount Awarded: £20,757.60

Thrumster Game Fair

  • To contribute to the cost of the 2020 Thrumster Game Fair.
  • Amount Awarded: £7,500.00


All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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