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

Ventient Energy Westfield Benarty

Community Fund


Benarty LogoThe Westfield Benarty Community Fund is a charitable fund to support community groups that benefit residents living in the Benarty Community Council area. The Fund is provided by Ventient Energy who own and operate the Westfield wind farm. 

The Fund opened in August 2015. An annual amount of £8,750, index linked, will be paid into the Benarty Fund for the operating life time of the wind farm, expected to be 25 years. The neighbouring communities of Cardenden and Kinglassie are also benefitting from the Westfield Wind Farm and run their own respective funds with support from Foundation Scotland.

A Community Panel, made up of people from the Benarty area decide how grants are awarded.

Making A Difference

The purpose of the Fund is to enhance quality of life for local people; contribute to Benarty being a vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable community; and promote community spirit and encourage community activity. Grants can help with a wide range of costs and activities including equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities. You can find out more about the fund and eligibility by reading the fund factsheet.


Important dates for 2021

Closing date

Panel Decision dates

11th February 

End of April

11th August

End of October



How to Apply

To apply to the Benarty Community Fund, please read the fund factsheet, complete the application form and return no later than the deadline date.  Please note all applcations must be emailed as our offices remain closed.


Latest Grants

Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club (KORMC)      

  • To fund membership fees, coaching and maintenance nights and increase access to off-road motorcycling for residents in Benarty.    
  • Amount Awarded:  £2,000.00

Benarty Primary School Parent Council  

  • To fund purchase of P7 2021 leaver's hoodies.    
  • Amount Awarded:  £570.00
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