Through our Achany wind farm we make around £100,000 per year available for community and charitable projects. Between 2010 and 2035 we expect to invest £2.5million in local projects.



Project Eligibility

The Achany community fund can support projects which:

  • Strengthen and diversify the local economy through support for social enterprises, especially those that explore, test and develop activity that sensitively exploits the area’s tourist potential or niche business areas
  • Stimulate new ideas and innovative approaches to generate growth and development and new employment
  • Support the acquisition, development and use of new community assets and maintain and enhance existing ones
  • Ensure adequate provision and/or services are available for the community that improve their life chances and/or quality of life
  • Support efforts that co-ordinate community activity and optimise local resources and assets
  • Respond to unforeseen circumstances or opportunities that are in keeping with the broad Fund aims identified above

Projects in the following community council areas can apply:

  • Ardgay and District
  • Creich
  • Lairg

You can find out who is eligible to apply here.


Fund timetable

Application deadlines:

  • 30 April
  • 31 October

How to apply

The Application Form and Guidelines are available to download at the bottom of this page.

Kyle of Sutherland Apprenticeship Scheme

The Achany Community Investment Fund offers an apprenticeship scheme as part of its efforts to ensure wide ranging and long lasting impact. An apprenticeship scheme grant will help with costs involved in business support, travel accommodation and training of an apprentice. The maximum amount of financial support to any business over the years is currently estimated to be £10,000-£12,000. The final amount will vary depending on the context and the needs of each business and apprenticeship.

How to Apply:

For more information contact Jane at:

Lairg and District Learning Centre
T: 01549 402050

Contact details

For more information on this fund please contact:

Fiona Morrison
Fiona Morrison

Community Investment Manager

Tel: 01463 728376


Application form - £2,000 - £10,000
Application form - £10,000+