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 groups that promote inclusivity, 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, up to £250, in an effective and timely manner to support groups operating within and around the Cairngorms National Park enabling their members, regardless of age and ability, to enjoy the special qualities of the Cairngorms National Park.

What are the small grants?

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.

Can anyone apply?

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.

What kind of things have been funded in the past?

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 current funding round is now closed and due to Covid-19 restrictions grant offers have been temporally suspended until after lockdown restriction have been lifted.  Once lifted a full assessment of existing applications will then take place.

For further information please write to The Cairngorms National Park Authority Staff Charitable Group, C/O Adam Streeter- Smith, 14 The Square, Grant own-on-Spey, PH26 3HG.