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Grants system

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS –  we can send out paper forms if you prefer – call or text 07525 120966 

Applications received by the deadline of 21 June 2017 are currently being assessed.  

A decision on each of these applications is scheduled for 2 August 2017.  

Applicants will be advised shortly after the meeting.  


Completed Grant applications should be made on the forms below to arrive with the Administrator by 23 August 2017.  Applications received by this deadline will be assessed during September and a decision made at the Directors meeting in early October 2017.  If you need any help call the Project Coordinator on 07525 120966. 

The following grant applications have been approved at the Board meetings held in March, April, May and June 2017 

Grants awarded to Groups (7)

Stratherrick Guides Brownies and Rainbows  (Additional activities and trips ) £1,353.50

Stratherrick Primary School (Additional activities including educational trips) £2,729.60

Foyers Primary School £1,451.60 (Additional activities including educational trips)

South Loch Ness Heritage Group (War Memorial – site restoration) £2,388

Stratherrick and Foyers Community Council (Toilet Operating Costs Summer 2017) max. £2,459.24

Knockie Trust (Operating Costs) £1,002

Feis Gleann Albainn (Fees for local participants) £720 depending on take up

Energy Saving Grant (1) Colin Adamson (Glazing) £269.42

Student Grants (2) Isobel Slater £500 and Rhiannon Alexander £500

No Sporting Grants or grants to Non-constituted groups were awarded in this period.

In addition £8,413.50 was allocated for the Broadband Pilot Scheme based at the Stratherrick Hall.

The next Grant meetings are scheduled for 2 August  and  4 October 2017

The following grant applications have been approved by Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust between May and February 2017.

Constituted Groups

Friends of Inverness Royal Academy – £5,135 for contributions to school trips

Seniors Lunch Club – £1,200

Foyers Primary School – £2,292 for Additional Minibus Hire Costs Summer Term

Stratherrick and Foyers Mothers and Toddlers Group – £842.07 for Operating Costs

Foyers Fire Station Community Fund –  £2,000 for Fireworks 2016

Stratherrick and Foyers Community Council – £8,755 for Defibrillators

Stratherrick Catholic Church Finance and Fabric Committee – £3,165 for Flood prevention at the  Church Hall.


Sporting Grants to Individuals

Roxana Elgar (Climbing) £171

Millie Ferguson (Equestrian) £250

Alex Sutherland (Running) £250


Energy Saving

Tim Lucas  £500

Philip  Crowe  £500

Ala McGruer  £500

Garry Page  £500

Elizabeth MacDougall (additional cost – glazing) £89.30


Educational – Student Grants

Emily Grainger £500

Angus MacPherson £500

Iona MacPherson £500

Siobhan McDonnell £500

Cameron Williams £500

Angus McGruer £500

Owen Easter £500

Cameron Jones £500

Luke Burgess £500


In addition, the low energy (LED) lightbulb distribution

has been taken up by 121 households.


Constituted Groups £23,389.07

Sporting Grants to Individuals  £671

Energy Saving Grants £2,089.30

Educational Grants £4,500

We offer grants for all sorts of activities and you can see a list of examples in the ‘Grants Awarded’ page.  All grant awards must fit our company Objects which mirror both our Funders’ preferences and those of the community itself.  All grant awards must fit one or more of these criteria.  Here is a summary of their main focus:

  • To prevent or relieve poverty
  • To advance education, training and/or retraining
  • To advance heritage
  • To advance environmental protection and improvement
  • To advance citizenship and/or community development
  • To advance the provision of recreational facilities

We DO NOT currently fund the following:

  • Groups whose annual income in the current or previous financial year is over £250,000.
  • Groups/Individuals whose grant request is for the advancement of religion or politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups)
  • The repayment of loans or payment of debts.
  • Costs already incurred or activities which will take place before we have made a decision on an application (retrospective funding).
  • Payments towards areas generally understood to be the responsibility of statutory authorities.
  • Projects which do not benefit people in the Stratherrick & Foyers area.
  • Activities contrary to the interests of / or activities likely to bring into disrepute the Energy companies who fund our Community Benefit payments or any projects which are anti-renewable energy/windfarm.
  • Applications from groups/Individuals who have successfully applied before but not returned their completion report.
  • Groups requiring funds of over £1,000 unless they have a constitution (and therefore a minimum number of 3 people on their management committee) and are “not for profit” groups
  • Payment to members of the community to assist with energy bills

How to apply?


Please find our Grant Application forms below and if you need help in completing the form then please do give our Project Coordinator, our Administrator or any of our Directors a call or email and we will do our best to help.

We will work with you while your application passes through a pre-assessment stage which is designed to help you ensure that you have all the right paperwork in place. It is then presented to the Board, at the next available bi-monthly grant meeting for a final decision.

Please make sure you get your application in well in advance of your need, i.e. six weeks prior to each bi-monthly Grant meeting, so that we have time to assess and decide on it before you need the money.  Thank you.

Details of various grants and Application Forms


Group Application Form up to £10,000.  These make up the bulk of our grant awards and are available for constituted, not-for-profit groups and organisations run to benefit people living in the Stratherrick & Foyers area.  Click this link to download – SFCT-Group-app-form-up-to-£10k- Last Updated March 2017 

Non Constituted Group for Community Benefit Form – up to £1,000 For use by individuals organising an event or project to benefit members of the community. Click this link to download – SFCT-Non-constituted-Group-for-Com-Benefit-Grant-App-Form- Updated March 2017

Student Grant Form – up to £500 per year. For anyone undertaking a further or higher education course or training.  Click this link to download – SFCT-Student-Grant-App-Form-Last Updated March 2017

Sporting Grant Application Form – up to £250, two applications permitted each year.  For anyone competing at National or Championship level or participating in a recognised training camp as trainees. Click this link to download SFCT-Sporting-Grant-App-Form- Last Updated March 2017

Energy Saving Grant Form – up to £500.  Available to any homeowners in the area for making energy saving improvements to their own residential property only.  Improvements might include insulation, renewable energy systems etc.  Click this link to download SFCT-Energy-Saving-Grant-App-Form-Last Updated March 2017

Hardship Grant Form – up to £500
Available to anyone in the area who is suffering severe hardship.  These would normally be referred to us from a 3rd party and are dealt with sensitively and with confidentiality.  The application form would only be seen by a panel of no more than three Directors and the remaining Directors of the Board would have no knowledge of the name of the applicant.

Because this is an entirely confidential application, we do not provide a form here but simply ask you to please give either the Administrator or the Chairperson a call and they will help you out with what to do next.  You can find the contact details on our ‘Contact Us’ page.  Please rest assured that your approach and any application will be treated as confidential and will be shared by only three Directors and the Administrator.

Legacy Projects – If you have a ‘Legacy’ project in mind for which funds of over £10,000 may be required then please contact us directly and we will help with any relevant forms as applicable.

These higher value grants are provided for any local group who have more ambitious projects and require much larger funding.  SFCT would expect that our contribution would act as a catalyst for these groups to win much larger funds (i.e. ‘match’ funding) from other funding organisations such as Lottery, Leader, etc.

Our ‘Apprenticeship Scheme’ is a good example of a ‘Legacy’ project.  Other examples might be a community woodland, sports centre, social housing etc.

Completion Reports

Following the awarding of a grant, applicants are  requested to complete a short “Completion Report”.  The completion reports for the different grants awarded are as follows:-

Completion Report – Grants to Groups – click here Grant-Completion-Report-Groups Last Updated March 2017
Completion Report – Grants to Students  – click here Grant-Completion-Report-Student Last Updated March 2017
Completion Report – Grants for Energy Saving  – click here Grant-Completion-Report-Energy-Saving Last Updated March 2017
Completion Report – Sporting Grants – click here Grant-Completion-Report-Sporting Last Updated March 2017
Completion Report – Non Constituted Group Grant-Completion-Report-Non-constituted-Group – Last Updated March 2017