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Barrhill Community Fund

The Barrhill Community Fund is provided by ScottishPower Renewables and the Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company, creating an annual fund of about £350,000 for distribution to local community initiatives. The Fund area of benefit is the community council area of Barrhill.

 

Barrhill Community Interest Company is the decision-making body for the fund, supported by Foundation Scotland, an independent fund distributing charity with local presence. Foundation Scotland supports BCIC with fund administration and grant management.

 

For any questions relating to the funding available you can contact Foundation Scotland direct on grants@foundationscotland.org.uk

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GRANTS FOR GROUPS

Eligible, constituted groups can apply for grants of between £500 and £xxxx to support a wide range of costs and activities. There is a short form for grants of up to £5,000 and a longer form for larger grants. Multi year grants are also available. There are no deadlines, but applications will be considered at the next available Board meeting. The Board meets monthly.

All the up to date application information and application forms can be found on Foundation Scotland's website here.

EDUCATION & TRAINING GRANTS

The relaunched Barrhill Education & Training Fund helps provide financial support to people aged 16+ living in Barrhill to access education and training opportunities. A wide range of training and study courses, including driving lessons, can be funded - along with associated costs such as travel, childcare or equipment. The level of grant will depend on the course you want to do and other funding available.


All the information can be found here on the Foundation Scotland website. Apply at any time.

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COMMUNITY COUNCIL MICRO GRANTS

Barrhill Community Council also receives a £5,000 per year direct from the Carrick Futures fund, in order to provide 'micro' grants of up to £500 for charitable projects that provide community benefit. These grants can go to constituted and unconstituted groups and in some cases, individuals.

For more information about micro grants, please contact Barrhill Community Council.

HOUSEHOLD GRANTS

Community Energy grants (formerly Winter Fuel) have been provided annually by Barrhill Community Interest Company. 
For the winter of 2023-2024 grants of £475 per eligible household in the Barrhill Community Council area were available until 31st March 2024. An update about whether the scheme will run again in 2024-2025 will be available in early autumn.

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