Through our Fairburn wind farm we make around £110,000 per year available for community and charitable projects. Between 2010 and 2035 we expect to invest £2.7 million in local projects.


The community fund can support projects which:

  • encourage community activity and promoting community spirit
  • provide adequate access to services for all community members
  • improve the local transport infrastructure
  • optimise opportunities to grow the local economy
  • build community capacity and cohesion between established community groups
  • develop or maintaining community assets

Applications are welcomed for projects that provide benefit in the following community council areas:

  • Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon: grants from £250 - £25,000. Applications for over £25,000 will be considered for strategic projects – please contact the Community investment Manager (details below) if you are considering such an application.
  • Contin: grants from £250 - £10,000
  • Muir of Ord: grants from £250 - £1,000

You don’t need to be a registered charity to apply, but your organisation must have a constitution (governing document or set of rules) and not be set up for individual profit. If you are unsure if your group is eligible, please contact us for advice.


Application deadlines:

  • 28 February
  • 30 June
  • 23 October


First, read the Fund guidance, available to download below.

Click on the ‘Apply’ button below if you wish to begin a new application.

If you have started a grant application and saved your progress, you can return to it by logging in to our Community Investment Portal here and navigating to My Applications.

Apply to the Fairburn Community Fund



For more information on this fund please contact:

Carol Masheter

Community Investment Manager

Tel: 01738 351576

Mobile: 07721 443044

Email: [email protected]