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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Ventient Energy A'Chruach Wind Farm Community Fund


The A’Chruach Wind Farm Community Fund supports community projects benefiting those living in one or more of the following community council areas: West Loch Fyne, Dunadd and Lochgilphead. The fund is provided by Ventient Energy, the developer and owner of the A’Chruach Wind Farm in Argyll & Bute.

Applications are expected to address one or more of the following outcomes (or changes for the community):

  • Advance rural regeneration though increasing opportunities for enterprise and vocational training.
  • Enhance infrastructure including affordable housing, transport, broadband, community-owned property and access routes.
  • Establish new community services and seek to improve or expand existing services, particularly with regard to young people and the elderly.
  • Develop and improve community facilities.
  • Enhance leisure facilities and to develop and expand tourism and leisure opportunities.
  • Capacity building for new and existing community organisations to help achieve the other priorities.

Under the Multi Year Flexible Funding schemes, applications are invited for strategic multi-year grants for up to three years. This funding is flexible and can be spent by organisations on broad areas of activity, including costs that are traditionally hard to raise funding for such as staff costs and organisation overheads.

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Geographical areas funded: Argyll & Bute

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Who can apply

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in any of their communities can apply; West Loch Fyne, Dunadd and Lochgilphead. You don’t need to be a registered charity to apply, but your group/organisation must meet the Foundation Scotland standard eligibility criteria.

When to apply

Upcoming deadlines are:

  • 3 May 2024 (for decisions end of June)
  • 6 September 2024 (for decisions end of October)

Next deadline: 3 May 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation Scotland website. There are separate forms for the main grants and multi-year funding schemes.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Community development & regeneration Community facilities Transport Education & training Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: Rural communities Older people Local communities Young people

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