Banff and Buchan area funding

View grants and funding available in the Banff and Buchan area:

Banff and Buchan Area Initiatives Fund

The Banff and Buchan Area Committee have agreed to allocate £104,500 to promote the development of community based initiatives supporting the delivery of the following themes:

  • Improving the appearance and maintenance of towns and villages with Banff and Buchan
  • Stronger Communities
  • Safer Communities
  • Supporting health and active communities
  • Tackling poverty and inequality
  • Transport and connectivity
  • Educational development

At its meeting on 20 June 2017, the committee considered many applications and agreed to allocate most of the funding. There was still a small amount of £6,537 to be allocated.

More information can be found in the initiatives fund guidance (pdf 164KB).  You can contact the Banff and Buchan Area Office for further information.

This fund is now closed. All eligible applications will be considered by the Banff and Buchan Area Committee on Tuesday 29 August 2017.

Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding

Aberdeenshire Charities Trust (ACT2) administers charitable funds in Aberdeenshire and is a registered charity (SC045539). There are designated funds available to the council wards in the Banff and Buchan area that can be used for purposes set out by the trust.

View information about charitable trust funds in Banff and Buchan:

Eligibility

Individuals that live in any of the areas specified in the trust or who can demonstrate that they have a reasonable connection to these areas can apply for funding. The maximum grant available to individuals is £500.

In addition, companies, associations and other organisations who provide services, projects or facilities in the areas may apply for grants of up to £1,000. 

Applications can only be considered if they meet the purposes detailed in the trust.

Available funds

Our Banff and Buchan Area Committee accepts applications for the local council wards:

Ward 1 - Banff and District (Aberchirder, Banff, Portsoy and Whitehills)
Fund purposes Total Fund Available for grant funding Retained as capital
The prevention or relief of poverty £53,347.19 £17,973.76 £35,373.43
The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
Ward 2 - Troup (Gardenstown, Macduff, Rosehearty and Sandhaven)
Fund purposes Total Fund Available for grant funding Retained as capital
The prevention or relief of poverty £42,260.03 £8,247.28 £34,012.75
Relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
The advancement of public participation in sport  £1,823.67 £1,723.67 £100.00
Ward 3 - Fraserburgh and District (Cairnbulg, Fraserburgh and Inverallochy) 
Fund purposes Total Fund Available for grant funding Retained as capital
The prevention or relief of poverty £3,025.41 £22.16 £3,003.25
The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
The advancement of education £1,648.25 £1,648.25 £0.00
The advancement of health
The advancement of citizenship or community development
The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
The advancement of public participation in sport
The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended
The advancement of environmental protection or improvement

How to apply

You can apply for funding by completing the appropriate application form:

Send completed applications to the Banff and Buchan area office.

What happens next

The Banff and Buchan Area Committee will review your Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding application. Find out about how we deal with your application.

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