Through our Griffin and Calliachar wind farms we make around £500,000 per year available for community and charitable projects. Between 2011 and 2036 we expect to invest £11 million in local projects. 

Additional funding is committed to the regional Sustainable Development Fund through the Calliachar wind farm. This fund opens every two years and supports transformational projects across the Perth & Kinross local authority area. 



The community fund can support projects which:

  • enhance the quality of life for local residents;
  • contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities;
  • promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

Projects benefitting people in the following community council areas can apply:

  • Aberfeldy
  • Dull and Weem
  • Dunkeld and Birnam
  • Kenmore and District
  • Mid Atholl, Strathtay and Grandtully

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 and panel dates:

Deadline Panel Meeting 
Monday 22 April Thursday 6 June
Monday 22 July Thursday 5 September
Monday 7 October Thursday 21 November


First, please read the guidance for the relevant Fund and then click the Application link to be taken to our online application portal.

Any groups looking for funding of more than £25,000 should contact the Community Investment Manager (details below) before applying.


Griffin and Calliachar Community Fund

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.


Griffin and Calliachar Fund Guidance

Click here for fund guidance

Griffin and Calliachar Fund Application

Click here to apply for funding

Griffin and Calliachar Micro Grant Fund


Griffin and Calliachar Micro Grant Fund Guidance

Click here for Micro Fund guidance

Griffin and Calliachar Micro Grant Application

Click here to download the Micro Grant Application form

Funding Case Study


£200,000 awarded to Dunkeld and Birnam Sports and Leisure Hub

This ambitious community project to create a covered Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) was awarded £200,000 from the fund in 2021. As the 'cornerstone' funder, our commitment allowed the group to approach other funders with confidence to raise the remaining balance for the project.

Officially opened in early 2023, the MUGA offers a wide range of activities including netball, basketball, 5-a-side football, hockey, tennis, touch rugby and fitness classes. The facility, which can be booked online, is open to everyone in the local area, including visitors, with pricing kept low (free for children) to encourage participation.

"Receiving the funding from SSE Renewables at the start of the process, and the fact that it was such a large proportion of the funds required, gave us such an anchor and confidence that the project would be delivered. We were able to go to other sponsors knowing that we already had substantial backing which helped attract other funders to the project.”

Stuart Paton, Chairman for Dunkeld and Birnam Sports and Leisure Hub

Find out more


Contact details

For further information about these Funds, please contact:


Senior Community Investment Manager

Tel: 01738 340621

Email: [email protected]