Did you know that individuals and groups in the community can apply for a Dufftown & District microgrant of up to £1000 for charitable activities?
The microgrant fund is part of the EDF Dorenell Community Benefit Fund as is distributed through Dufftown and District Community Association. Between April 2020 and November 2022, £10,156.15 was awarded through the Dufftown & District microgrant fund to local groups and initiatives.
Awards made since the beginning of the fund are already having a positive impact through community events, new equipment and sports activities. For example, the Royal British Legion in Dufftown used the microgrant towards the cost of the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend, with live music, food, children’s party and cinema screening all free of charge for the community. Furthermore, Dufftown FC applied for a microgrant to run a children’s football camp in 2022. 20 kids participated over the course of one week. In five days they achieved a combined total of 7080 minutes of activity in glorious weather! Dufftown’s outdoor environment has also benefited from the microgrant fund. Keith and Dufftown Railway Association used the fund to purchase bike stands for their railway station, while Dufftown in Bloom purchased planting materials to keep Dufftown looking bonny in the summer.
You can read more about the Dufftown & District microgrant fund 2020-2022 in our report.
Do you have an initiative that you would like to make happen? Individuals and groups can apply to the fund by submitting an application form, stating the details and benefit of proposed activity. The application form can be downloaded on our website.
Decisions on grant awards are made by the Dufftown and District Community Association Board of Trustees. There is no set application deadline. Grant applications are reviewed at monthly Board meetings. Get in touch if you have any questions!