Cairngorms National Park

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Staff Charitable Group

The Cairngorms National Park Authority Staff Charitable Group was set up by CNPA staff shortly after the Cairngorms National Park Authority was created. Funds are raised by staff through a variety of activities including cake, plant and clothing sales as well a programme of staff lectures and raffles. The aim of the CNPASCG is to provide small grants to groups, especially equality groups, within the National Park to enjoy the special qualities of the National Park. Fundraising and activity is completely independent of the corporate activities of the CNPA.

The  CNPASCG aims to deliver small grants in an effective and timely manner to support groups operating within the Cairngorms National Park enabling their members, regardless of age and ability, to enjoy the special qualities of the Cairngorms National Park.

Small grants are available to organisations and groups providing, or facilitating provision of, activities within the Cairngorms National Park. This includes youth groups, mums and toddler groups, social clubs and local sports groups amongst others.

Preference will be given to groups who wish to undertake activities or visits within the Cairngorms National Park which are not programmed or that are currently supported by other agencies or grant giving bodies. Examples (for illustration only) include:

Tickets for Cairngorms National Park attractions:

  • Mini bus hire for activities:
  • New equipment to enable groups to enjoy the Parks special qualities e.g. bikes, kayaks or binoculars:
  • Specialist services to enable equalities groups to access the Park i.e. mobility scooters, specialist outdoor activity providers who can cater for disability groups.

How to apply

The fund is currently closed while fundraising activities take place but is hoped grants can be awarded from 2019. 

Interested in a small grant? To be eligible your group must operate within the Cairngorms National Park, you must have a group bank account. Applications will not be accepted from groups that incite or are associated with racist, homophobic, religious or gender based intolerance. To make an application please write a letter telling us about your group and what you would like to spend the money on to The Cairngorms National Park Authority Staff Charitable Group, C/O Adam Streeter- Smith, 14 The Square, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3HG.