Community Benefit Fund 2021

Now Open for applications- closing date 31st October 2021

Do you have a project in mind which needs funding ?

The Community Benefit Fund has a balance of  £7,049 available to distribute in this current round of funding.  Applications opened on Friday 18th September and will close on Sunday 31st October. Awards to be made prior to Christmas.

The funding will be allocated by the Community Benefit Fund Panel which represents the community, UCT, Loch Broom Renewables and the Community Council. Funding will be allocated on an ongoing basis. Payments from £250 up to £4,000 are available .  Non-constituted groups and/or individuals may apply if they are sponsored by another non-profit group who can receive the grant on their behalf.

Applicants are advised to read the full guidelines before submitting their application. 

Either down load application forms and information from the links below.

request these by email :   [email protected] 

 If you would like us to post out a paper form then please  leave a clear message on our answerphone : Tel 01854 613879

Or pick up a printed version from The New Broom, 28 Argyle Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UB

What is the Community Benefit Fund?

The CBF is a community benefit fund and has been established as a means of enabling UCT to financially support community projects within its remit area. The fund came into existence through a partnership between Lochbroom Community Renewables (Broom Power) and UCT. Lochbroom Community Renewables Limited (LCR) is a Community Benefit Society which was set up by UCT to run renewable energy projects. Over the summer of 2016 it raised £900,000 in community shares to establish a hydro scheme in Lael Forest.  The CBF was set up to re-distribute the surplus income from the hydro scheme back into the community. UCT is hopeful that other current and future projects will also divert funds into the CBF.  

Who are the CBF Panel?

Decisions about which projects receive funding are made by an independent panel of volunteers from the community including representatives from UCT, the Community Council and LCR. The work of the CBF panel is reliant on volunteers and UCT would like to thank those individuals for their commitment and time in refining and delivering the fund.

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