The Barr Community Fund is funded by SSE community benefit funding from the Hadyard Hill wind farm in South Ayrshire and Falck Renewables from its Assel Valley wind farm also in South Ayrshire. The fund supports projects located within or directly benefiting the community area of Barr. Applications must benefit the community, which is geographically defined by the community council boundaries.

Grant Sizes

Standard grants are between £500 and £10,000
Large grants are over £10,000 and up to £25,000

Awards can support a wide range of costs and activities including equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities etc.

The Barr Community Fund Advisory Panel makes recommendations on awards from the fund. The Panel is governed by a Terms of Reference developed and agreed between the Community Council, community representatives and Foundation Scotland and is reviewed from time to time.

The Panel comprises people who live in the area and 2 members appointed by Barr Community Council and through a process of public advertising and recruitment.

You do not need any special skills or experience, just a commitment to securing the best future for your community. Applicants should live or work within the Barr Community Council area. The Panel meets four times per year to make decisions on applications to the fund.

The current Panel is:

Isabel Kay (Chair)
Maggie Bunnett (Community Councillor)
Hamish Denham (Community Councillor)
Isobel Ringrose
Dave Sherry
Diana Johnson
Liz McKechnie
Bob Muir
Wendy Gillon

Isabella Matthews
Liz Copeland

Recently approved funding

Visit the following link to see recently funded projects:

For application forms and more information, please visit the Foundation Scotland Website.

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