Rothes Golf Club

Rothes Junior Section conducted a Winter coaching programme from October 2019 through to the end of March 2020. 23 young golfers from Rothes were identified to attend the program. With great support from the BBCF the junior section secured the services of PGA Professional  Derek Ramsay.  Derek with the support of the Rothes volunteers delivered a first class program, which was packed with fun and challenges for our young golfers. A very positive few months of improvement has taken place and our youngsters are more committed and swinging better than ever. Thank you so much for your support.

Knockando Athletics Group

The Knockando Outdoor Fitness Trail is to benefit a rural area of scattered housing and farms, with no public transport.  A community which is 10 miles from a GP and 20 miles from Elgin for shopping and hospital. The time factor is essential for those who have a stroke or cardiac arrest. The free to use fitness trail is one way to help all those who could be identified as having coronary problems or suffer from Type 2 diabetes, weight issues, balance, walking, hip or knee replacements and muscle weakness.  It has already proved itself through the lockdown isolation.

St Laurence Parish Church

St Laurence had seating for 550 and only the one toilet, in the vestry. Removing the pews under the gallery and partitioning off the space allowed the installation fully-accessible toilets at the back of the church and created a useful meeting area with simple catering facilities. We are very pleased with the standard of design and workmanship.

Lucy Evans

From a starting point of Tetrathlon (shooting, swimming, riding, running), Lucy has fully embraced the sport of shooting. Invitation to the Scottish Target Shooting Performance Pathway & selection for the British Shooting Development Pathway have reflected how well she has progressed in a relatively short period of time. Within this time she has also competed internationally both in the UK and in Luxembourg and now holds a Junior British women’s record in the 10m Air Junior Women’s Pistol Final held at Bisley earlier this year. Thanks to Berry Burn’s support, a new air pistol will assist Lucy’s journey towards potential Commonwealth/Olympic standard.

Moray School Bank

The funding has meant that we have been successfully been able to manage the huge increase in referrals that were much higher than actually anticipated.  It meant that we were able to successfully support 92 young people with full school uniform and warm winter clothing, allowing them the opportunity to return to school, smart, confident and ready to learn. Due to the rising number of referrals we were really grateful to have been supported by Berry Burn Community Fund, it has been invaluable and we couldn’t have supported all the referrals without it.

Grantown YM Community Centre

We applied for assistance to allow us to continue to employ our Centre Co-ordinator until the end of the financial year, through a period when we were unable to bring in enough income to maintain her post unaided. We are extremely grateful to the Berry Burn Community Fund for giving us the support that has proved to be life-line for the Community Centre. It has helped us through this difficult period and we are now in a much more secure position to continue the development of the Centre and offer our community the resources that it needs.


Moray Hydrotherapy Pool

The Berry Burn Community Fund has always helped the Hydrotherapy Pool and the funding awarded allowed major refurbishment work on the pool to be carried out quickly and efficiently. The Board of Moray Hydrotherapy Pool cannot thank the Berry Burn Community Fund enough.

Grantown Tennis Club

Grantown Tennis Club cannot thank BBCF enough as they literally saved our back 4 courts!! We now have lovely new lines and clay resulting from funding provided by BBCF and a joint effort from a select group of members providing backbreaking labour, the results are amazing.  Looking forward to no more bad bounces or line calls!!  Just some excellent tennis on our lovely like-new courts.



Forres Community Council

The Berry Burn Community Fund has allowed us the opportunity to explore the possibility of bringing the much loved Leanchoil Hospital back into local ownership by means of a community asset transfer. The funding has “kick started” a major project which could potentially bring huge economic, health and wellbeing benefits to the local community. The core funding to allow this would not have been available without the support of BBCF.

Speyside Community Car Sharing Scheme

Grants such as the one we received from the Berry Burn Community Fund are the lifeline of our Scheme allowing us to provide a volunteer based transport service to members in the Speyside and Glenlivet Area who may be socially isolated due to age, disability or infirmity. Last year our volunteers spent 3334 hours arranging and undertaking almost 1400 journeys covering 16398 miles. Our main purpose was medical related appointments but also helping with weekly shopping trips, hairdresser’s appointments and social visits allowing our members a degree of supported independence and having a direct effect on their mental wellbeing.