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Invitation for small grant applications

25th February 2020

Are you involved with a group whose members would like to enjoy the special qualities of the Cairngorms National Park?

The Cairngorms National Park Authority Staff Charitable Group (CNPASCG) is currently accepting applications for small grants to support groups operating within the Cairngorms National Park to enable their members, regardless of age and ability, to enjoy the special qualities of the Cairngorms National Park.

Small grants of up to £250 are available to organisations and groups providing, or facilitating provision of, activities within the Cairngorms National Park. This includes youth groups, toddler groups, social clubs, local sports groups and special needs groups amongst others.

The CNPASCG was set up by Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) staff shortly after the CNPA 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, it is completely independent of the corporate activities of the CNPA

Adam Streeter- Smith – Chair of the CNPASCG explains, “We live and work in this beautiful part of the country.  The Cairngorms National Park is an amazing place and staff want to help other people experience it too.  We have had varied applications in the past and we have been able to support pensioner groups needing to hire a mini bus, a parent forum to purchase binoculars for a school bird hide and even a canoe clubs looking to buy a canoe”

Any group can apply for a grant but 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.

To find out more about who is eligible and how to apply please visit

Applications must be received by 1 May 2020