Formartine area funding

Find out about grants and funding available in the Formartine area:

Formartine Area Committee funding

Funding is available from the Formartine Area Committee. To apply complete the Formartine grant application form (PDF 327KB).

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 Formartine area that can be used for purposes set out by the trust.

View information about charitable trust funds in Formartine:


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

View funds available as at 31st December 2022.

Our Formartine Area Committee accepts applications for some of the local council wards:

Ward 7 - Turriff and District (Cuminestown, Fyvie, Rothienorman and Turriff)

Fund purposes Total Fund Revenue Capital
The prevention of relief of poverty £8,203.49 £668 £7,535.49
Relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Ward 8 - Mid Formartine (Balmedie, Oldmeldrum, Pitmedden, Potterton and Tarves)

Fund purposes Total Fund Revenue Capital
The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science £2,623.51 £622.46 £2,001.05

Ward 9 - Ellon and District

Fund purposes Total Fund Revenue Capital
The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science £8,131.13 £8,131.13 £0.00

How to apply

You can apply for funding by completing the appropriate application form, available in two formats:

Send completed applications to

What happens next

The Formartine Area Committee will review your Aberdeenshire Charities Trust application. Find out about how we deal with your application.

Common Good Fund applications

Common Good Funds are generally made up of property (including land, buildings, investments and movable items) that belonged to the previous burghs of Scotland.

The responsibility for administering these funds now rests with the local authorities throughout Scotland. The council is responsible for administering 17 Common Good Funds. The following fund (estimated annual income from the fund) is available in the Formartine area:  

  • Oldmeldrum  - £20 (Ward 8 - Mid-Formartine)
  • Turriff - £160 (Ward 7 - Turriff and District)

These figures are based on the annual income for 2016/2017.  Amounts available in each fund may vary from year to year.

These Common Good Funds, although, held by the council are legally distinct from the council’s other fund. Any money held within these funds, including the income from any assets which make up these funds, are to be used solely for the overall benefit of the people who reside in the area covered by the applicable fund.

Applications are processed in terms of the council’s Common Good Policy (PDF 60KB).

How to apply

You can apply by completing the appropriate application form.  Please make sure you read the guidance in the application pack before completing the form. The pack also includes a model application for information:

Send completed application forms to

What happens next

Your application will be checked and processed and you will be advised if your application is successful or not.


If you have any questions please contact