Advice and help

Funding support

We can help with advice on where to find funding for your project, reviewing applications to other funders before they are submitted and your governance.  

Apply for our funding schemes

We offer community funding through our Town & Village Enhancement, Small Grants and Beginning the Blossom schemes.  Funding previously available through the Rural Youth Transport scheme can now be applied for through our small grants scheme. 

Find out more about funding available from the Formartine Rural Partnership and how to apply

Our help and advice on funding

We can help you with the following:
• finding funders for your project
• helping with local fund raising
• support with defining your project
• demonstrating community support
• completing application forms
• reviewing your funding application and suggesting improvements
• working with you on governance for your group (constitutions, trustee roles, records, meetings, Annual General Meetings (AGMs)
• getting community support for your project

Finding funders

There are lots of funders to choose from. For help with finding funding contact our Development Officer by calling 07979 843158 or emailing

Funding from Aberdeenshire Council
Funding is available from the Formartine Area Committee (Aberdeenshire Council) Aberdeenshire Charities Trust and the Common Good Fund. For more information about what’s available, eligibility and how to make and application see the Aberdeenshire Council website or contact our development officer at

Governance advice

We can help you with the following:
• constitutions
• strengthening committees
• consulting the community for endorsement for project
• trustee roles
• keeping records
• developing business plans
• how to organise meetings
• Annual General Meetings (AGMs)

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