Cairngorms National Park

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Cairngorms Trust

We aim to inspire communities and visitors to support landscapes, wildlife, local culture and economic health and to encourage sustainable and community led local development within the Cairngorms National Park

Who are the Cairngorms Trust?

The Cairngorms Trust acts as the Local Action Group (LAG) for the Cairngorms National Park area. This includes the decision making on the use of European Union LEADER funds allocated to the Cairngorms National Park LAG. From 2015 – 2018 LEADER funding has supported projects with a total project value of £3,233,433.62 and Cairngorms LEADER value of £2,002,774.63

The Small Grants Programme delivered by the charity in 2016 was its first charitable activity supporting 7 projects with a total spend of £18,721

In 2019 the Trust launched two new funding programmes: Campaigns and Community Grants.  You can find out about these grants on the Cairngorms Trust website.


Does my idea or project qualify for funding?

LEADER is open to ALL – for example: community groups, small businesses, voluntary organisations, land based businesses and other constituted groups can apply to this fund.

To find out if your idea could qualify for support and funding please visit the Cairngorms Trust website or visit our Facebook page or call our Office team on 01479 870543.

The Cairngorms Trust is the operational name for the Cairngorms Local Action Group Trust. The Trust is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), charity number SC046495. It was registered as a charity in April 2016