Marr area funding
Find out about grants and funding available for the Marr area:
- Marr Area Committee - Large Grants Scheme
- Marr Area Committee - Small Grants Scheme
- Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding
- Common Good Fund applications
- Marr area funding privacy notice (PDF 217KB)
Grants of up to £5,000 are available from the Marr Area Committee’s Large Grant Scheme for projects which address community needs in the Marr area.
Projects should be completed by the end of February 2024, and match funding in the region of 50% will usually be expected.
Applications must be submitted by 30th November 2023.
Grants of up to £2,000 are available from the Marr Area Committee’s Small Grants Scheme for projects to improve Marr’s communities.
Applications to this fund are considered on an ongoing basis.
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 Marr area that can be used for purposes set out by the trust.
View information about charitable trust funds in Marr:
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 (Ward 15 and 16) or £2,000 (Ward 14).
Applications can only be considered if they meet the purposes detailed in the trust.
Our Marr Area Committee accepts applications for Ward 14 Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford (Alford, Huntly and Rhynie).
There are no Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funds available for Ward 15 Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside (Braemar, Ballater, Aboyne, Tarland and Torphins) or Ward 16 Banchory and Mid Deeside.
|Fund purposes||Total Fund||Revenue||Capital|
|The prevention or relief of poverty||£42,084.03||£17,664.25||£24,419.78|
|The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage|
|The advancement of education||£44,541.50||£26,878.48||£17,663.02|
|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|
You can apply for funding by completing the appropriate application form, available in two formats:
- Individual funding application form (PDF 313KB)
- Individual funding application form (DOCX 110KB)
- Group application form (PDF 323KB)
- Group application form (DOCX 116KB)
Send completed applications to the Marr Area Office.
The Marr Area Committee will review your Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding application. Find out about how we deal with your application.
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 funds (estimated annual income from the fund) are available in the Marr area:
- Ballater - £0 (Ward 15 – Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside)
- Banchory - £180 (Ward 16 - Banchory and Mid Deeside)
- Huntly - £1,100 (Ward 14 – Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford)
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 the Marr Area Office.
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 the Marr Area Office.