Community Fund Info and Application Forms

As a result of the income generated by our wind turbine, Varuna, we have four regular funds for applications from people living in Coigach and from organisations operating in our community.

In addition to the above, we have now launched the Coigach Energy Fund.

Coigach residents experiencing difficulties due to rising fuel costs are eligible to apply for a  new grant, using income generated by our community wind turbine, to help with rising bills. This is a pilot project which will enable us to assess demand, and will be reviewed in September 2022.  To apply, please complete the Coigach Energy Grant Application Form

Completed forms and/or queries should be emailed to info@coigachcommunity.org.uk or can be printed, filled in by hand and posted or delivered to CCDC, Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie IV26 2YL

The four regular funds (including application forms) are:

The Donald MacLeod Memorial Bursary Fund: (Education and Training)  Application Form (PDF): 

CCDC Education and Training Bursaries Fund for Adults 16+ (Individuals) (Final V1, Sept 2018)

CCDC Donald MacLeod Memorial Bursary Fund Application Form WORD version

The Fund is open for applications from any adults (aged 16+) of the community of Coigach who wish to develop their skills and who are undertaking courses delivered by accredited organisations and recognised training providers. This includes prospective and current students at colleges or universities, apprentices, and any adults wanting to undertake further training/ skills development.

Bursaries are for a maximum of £500.00 per applicant per financial year for those aged 16+ – but no more than £1,500.00 in any 5-year period.

This fund was re-named in 2021 in honour and recognition of Donald MacLeod, Development Officer who was instrumental in launching and developing CCDC’s Community Fund. Donald was always an advocate for inclusion and education and his passion for helping people was inspirational.

CCDC Wellbeing Fund Application Form: 

CCDC Wellbeing Fund for Adults 16+ (Individuals) (Final V1, Sept 2018) (PDF)

CCDC Wellbeing Fund Application Form WORD version

This Fund is open to support individuals (aged 16+) living in Coigach to participate (including to perform) in a range of arts, cultural and natural heritage, leisure and recreational, and scientific events, non-certificated/informal lifelong learning courses and activities.  Awards are for a maximum of £500.00 per applicant per financial year – but no more than £1,500.00 in any 5-year period.

CCDC Supporting Children and Young People Fund: 

CCDC Supporting Children and Young People Fund (Individuals) (Final V1, Sept 2018) (PDF)

CCDC Chidren and Young People Fund Application Form WORD version

This Fund is open to support children from birth to the time that they, as young people, exit secondary education. Note that this Fund is for individuals to enable them to access activities or obtain equipment that will support their development. Awards are for a maximum of £500.00 per applicant per financial year – but no more than £1,500.00 in any 5-year period.

CCDC Small Grant (up to £5,000) Fund for Organisations  

CCDC Small Grants (up to £5,000) for Organisations Application Form (Final V1, Sept 2018)

CCDC Small Grants Fund Application Form Word Version

This fund is open to organisations (voluntary bodies, school etc.) that want to apply for funding for a project which meets one of CCDC’s wide-ranging charitable objects (too many to list here) and which will benefit the community of Coigach.

If you need any further information, please either email us at info@coigachcommunity.org.uk or phone Development Officer

Julia Campbell 01854 (622-379)