Community Ownership Fund

The Community Ownership Fund will help ensure that important parts of the social fabric, such as pubs, sports clubs, theatres and post office buildings, can continue to play a central role in towns and villages across the UK. This will form part of the UK government’s levelling up agenda, helping support recovery and building opportunity, with funding weighted towards places where community assets can make the most difference

Opening first bidding round for the Community Ownership Fund will open by June 2021


CAITHNESS AND NORTH SUTHERLAND FUND DIRECTOR VACANCY (unremunerated) Deadline for applications:  Monday 14th of June. 

The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund is a community fund established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd to distribute a £4M funding package to community projects that will increase the attractiveness of Caithness & North Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest. We are looking to fill a vacancy on our Board of Directors and are seeking applications from enthusiastic individuals with a passion for our communities.  As a Director, you will be responsible to ensure that the Fund complies with its objectives and governing documents as well as all relevant legislation and regulations.  You will also become a member of the Fund’s assessment committee (meeting quarterly) and will use your skills and knowledge to help distribute our grant funding to benefit communities within the Dounreay travel to work area.

Candidates must be ordinarily resident in Caithness and North Sutherland and we are particularly interested in attracting candidates with the following attributes:

  • Good knowledge of the community/voluntary/charity sectors.
  • Awareness of the needs of our communities.
  • Good understanding of finance and governance.
  • Be able and willing to commit the necessary time and effort.

For further information or to apply, please contact the Fund Coordinator: Email: Tel: 07841 204 982


Action Earth Grants

Grab A Grant – Volunteering Matters Action Earth

Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2021 grants are now available to help support with  habitat creation and improving local green spaces. After a difficult year we know that volunteer groups are eager to scale-up or restart their environmental activities across Scotland.
Our standard grants of up to £250 are available to purchase plants, tools and materials. We also have a very limited number of grants at a higher level to assist projects where people with defined health & social needs make up at least 50% of the volunteer numbers. Projects must adhere to developing Government guidance. to find out more go to