Stronelairg wind farm is a 66 turbine, 227.7MW project located on the Garrogie Estate, south east of Fort Augustus and is situated adjacent to SSE’s Glendoe hydro scheme.  The Stronelairg Wind Farm Ltd Community Investment Fund has been established as a means of enabling us to contribute to the communities located around the wind farm including Fort August & Glenmoriston, Stratherrick and Foyers and Laggan.  Through the fund we make around £569,250 per year available to communities and charitable projects. Between 2017 and 2042 we expect to invest £28 million in local projects.

Additional funding is committed to the regional Sustainable Development Fund. This fund opens every two years and supports transformational projects across the Highland local authority area.


The Stronelairg Community Fund is split into three elements.

Main Grant and Large Funding – For applications from £1,001 up to £25,000. For the Laggan area only is administered by SSE, with the decisions made by a panel of local people.

Micro Grant Funding – For applications up to £500. This is administered by Community Councils in each area.

Community Managed Funds - The Stronelairg community funding for the Stratherrick and Foyers & Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston community council areas is administered by local community Trusts. For more information about this element of the funds please contact the relevant group by clicking on the links below:

Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company
Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust


Community-focussed or charitable activities which:

  • Encourage community activity and promote community spirit,
  • Ensure adequate access to services for all community members including those with disabilities,
  • Improve local infrastructure and connectivity,
  • Build the local economy including opportunities for apprenticeships and training,
  • Build community capacity and cohesion between groups,
  • Develop or maintain community assets,
  • Encompass Heritage, Culture, Arts, Health and Wellbeing (including sports)

You can see who is eligible to apply here.


Main and Large Grant deadlines for applications for the Laggan area

DeadlinePanel Meeting 
30 NovemberEnd of January
31 MarchEnd of May
31 JulyEnd of September


The applications form and guidelines are available to download below for the Main and Large funds and the Micro Grant forms are specific to each community council area.

In the Stratherrick and Foyers and Fort Augustus and two community council areas, Stronelairg community fund is administered by local community organisations. For more information about the funds, deadlines and how to apply, please contact the relevant group by clicking on the links below:

Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company
Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust

Main Grant Application Form £1,001 - £10,000

Large Grant Application Form £10,001 - £25,000

Main Grant Guidelines

Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry

Micro Grant Application

Stratherrick & Foyers

Micro Grant Application


Micro Grant Application


For more information on this fund please contact:

Carol Masheter

Community Investment Manager

Tel: 01738 351576

Mobile: 07721 443044

Email: [email protected]