It has been a busy and exciting first half of the year.

The Foundation has visited many creative local groups and charities across the North of Scotland and awarded over £34,000 to 20 worthy causes in the first funding round of 2016.

Some of the successful projects include, Brook Scotland, the Highland Wildcats American football team, the RSPB nature reserve at Dunnet Head and The Young Karers East Sutherland (TYKES).

With the second awards round now open, we’re looking for community groups with innovative projects and events to get in touch and apply.

To help with the application process, we’ve created a top tips video on how to complete a successful application and help secure funding:

We hope the video will offer some guidance and be useful for organisations to refer to while completing their application to ensure it ticks all the right boxes and is successful:

top tips

Organisations have until Friday 30 September to submit completed application forms and successful awardees will be announced in October.

To find out more and how to apply: visit our website or telephone the Foundation Manager for an informal chat about your project that will make a positive impact on the wider community.

We look to hearing from everyone.