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Cairngorms Green Recovery Fund

The Cairngorms Recovery Fund has been established to support the recovery of the Cairngorms National Park, its communities and businesses from the impacts of COVID19

Cairngorms Green Recovery Fund 2021

The fund is currently closed to new applicants. The Cairngorms Green Recovery Fund 2021 is made up of £250,000 from the CNPA and a further £50,000 from the Cairngorms Trust and has four guiding principles:

  1. Green – projects will contribute to strengthening the natural and social capital of the Park.
  2. Cairngorms – projects will be Cairngorms National Park focused and contribute to the outcomes of the National Park Partnership Plan.
  3. Partnership – applicants will work in partnership with others to deliver projects, focused on green recovery, well-being and economic growth.
  4. Employment – Projects will endeavour to maximise their contribution to local employment and impact for the National Park.

Groups eligible to apply for the Fund include:

  • Community Bodies,
  • Registered Charities,
  • Business Associations and Nature/Climate Bodies or Partnerships.

Successful Applicants for 2021

Project TitleOrganisationBrief Summary of Project
Woodland Wheels (Boat of Garten Pumptrack)Boat of Garten Community Companyconstruction of a pump track
Inverallan 20/20 Project Development OfficerInverallan ChurchProject officer to raise funding to deliver renovation of church for community benefit
Building on our StrengthsCaberfeidh HorizonsCommunity Food and Reuse/Repair Service
Castle Roy’s Toradh Uaine - Green ShootsCastle Roy TrustComplete final phase of infrastructure works so Castle can be opened for visitors
Delivering the Ballater Community & Heritage HubV & A HallsFacilities within new community hub and creation of a hub manager post
Litter Picking - BraemarBraemar Tourist Grouplitter picking equipment
Food Waste & Biodegradable recycling in the NPDavid Ritchie & Sons Ltd.Creation of garboligist post to instigate use of new food waste facility
The Storylands SessionsBadenoch HeritagePilot the deliver of community music, storytelling, poetry and song events
Litter picking - Rejuvenating GrantownGrantown Community Councillitter picking equipment
Cairngorms Dark Sky Experience TGDTCreation of a Dark Skies exhibition at the Tomintoul Discovery Centre
Aviemore Community IceAviemore and Glenmore Community TrustDelivery of a community owned seasonal covered recreational ice rink in Aviemore
Branching Out in StrathspeyRoots & Shoots Highland Deliver 2 branching out programmes in the Strath
SUSTAINABLE LIVING PROJECTThe Grantown Business Association (through GI)Activity to promote Grantown as a year round destination
Pathways to Rural WorkCountryside Learning ScotlandSetting up a Pathways to Rural Work initiative in the CNP area
Fionas Wholefoods & Refills expansionFionas Wholefoods & Refills expansionRenovation works to create a new frontage shop area at the YMCA
Green Health Skills Development Badenoch & StrathspeyGreen Health Partnershipbuild on the capacity of new health walk leaders and programme
Keep KIlliecrankie, Fincastle & Tummel Litter FreeKilliecrankie, Fincastle & Tummel Community Councillitter picking equipment
Repair Café CairngormsBoat of Garten Community HallSetting up a Repair Café in the Boat of Garten Hall.
Aviemore Community Litter ManagementAVCClitter picking equipment
Loch Insh Launch Site RestorationScottish Canoe AssociationGreen engineering repair to Riverbank at Loch Insh/kincraig
Village Amenity Group (Litter Tidy) – Laggan CC Area Laggan Community Councillitter picking equipment
AuchtavenBraemar Community LtdRepair and improve the condition of the Queen Mothers's Picnic cottage
Dulaig Park RenovationDulaig Park (Grantown Initiative)works towards the renovation and regeneration of the Park
All Ability Bike HubAble2AdventureTo develop all abilities cycling initiative based at Badaguish
Dalwhinnie Litter PicksDalwhinnie CClitter picking equipment
Increasing Participation - Our Shinty Legacy Strathspey Camanachd AssociationEquipment to develop Youth participation at new shinty club in Strathspey
Mob Grazing for DiversityNature Friendly Farming Network working with farmers to achieve sustainable grassland management through adaptive grazing management,
Badenoch Broadband - Argeal (C/G Trust)Argeal Community HousingDeliver broadband at Argeal

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