Awards

To date, the Berry Burn Community Fund has awarded a total of £644,874 as follows (starting with the most recent awards).

ROUND 11 – October 2017.  Amount awarded: £56,691

Ray’s Opportunities  £13,992 to provide training and support for people with physical/hidden/learning difficulties

Grantown Playgroup  £8,820 to provide challenging and imaginative play equipment to aid learning through play

Findhorn Bay Arts  £7,500 to assist with costs of festival in 2018

Riding for the Disabled Forres  £7,134 to provide ponies and RDA instructors for therapeutic riding lessons

Kinloss Crafty Cool Kids Club  £6,000 to improve and develop suitable child care facility

Forres Fire and Circus Group  £5,000 to purchase equipment, rehearsal space and teachers

Strathspey Camanachd  £4,920 to purchase goals and nets, and help with costs of pitch and changing room hire

Forres Christmas Lights  £3,325 for maintaining and erecting Forres Christmas lights and Christmas tree

ROUND 10 – June 2017.  Amount awarded: £64,880

Edinkillie Community Association  £11,671 to carry out repairs to Edinkillie village hall

Dyke Parish Church  £10,000 to provide safe and accessible path between church, village hall and school

Forres Features  £10,000 towards the costs of running Colours of Cluny, lights and music event in 2017

Forres Community Woodland Trust  £6,840 to continue programme of removal of non-native invasive plants

Sanquhar Dam Renovation Group  £5520 for the renovation of banking, paths, revetments and new access paths

Moray Hydrotherapy Pool  £5240 to replace lockers and filter pump plus water testing costs

Forres Golf Course  £5,000 for refurbishment of greenkeepers’ shed

Earth for Life  £5,000 for staffing and development costs of an Ecotherapy programme

Forres Harriers  £3,000 to assist with costs of staging British Masters Cross Country Championships in March 2018

Forres Highland Games  £2109 to purchase transparent wall and roof panels to enhance the stage marquee

Michael Crutch  £500 for provision of signs at Lochindorb for wildlife protection

ROUND 9 – February 2017.  Amount awarded: £67,600

Grantown Museum & Heritage Trust £10,000 to stage art exhibition (July to October 2017)

Grantown Grammar School (Extramural Activites) £7,200 to purchase trailer and canoes

Alves Village Hall £15,000 to carry out upgrade on toilet/kitchen facilities in hall

Knockando Woolmill £22,750 for 2 new textile machines

Forres Area Soccer 7s £4000 for trip to twinning town Vienenburg

Forres Youth and Families Outreach £4,000 to continue funding outreach programme

Team Munro Harris £2,700 , to contribute to the costs of high-level competition in yachting

Dava Way Association £800 to purchase equipment for path improvements

Findhorn & Kinloss Community Council £650 to buy a defibrillator

ROUND 8 – October 2016.  Amount awarded: £82,153

Forres Mechanics Football Club £23,000 for work to improve pitch drainage

Edinkillie Community Hall £1,500 for a survey of the building

Grantown Grammar School £3,285 to purchase a printing press for art projects, for school and community use

Ray’s Opportunities £12,715 to fund support and training offered to young people

Logie Primary Parent Council £18,446 for play equipment

Findhorn Bay Nature Reserve £1,500 to fund information boards

the meeting place £11,542 towards a young people’s project in Grantown-on-Spey

Forres in Bloom £2,362 towards a trailer and trolleys

Forres Rotary Club £1,407 to help towards the annual fireworks display

Sanquhar Dam Renovation Group £3,996 towards environmental improvements

Inverness Orienteering Club £2,400 to produce a digital map of the Anagach Woods in Grantown-on-Spey

ROUND 7 – June 2016.  Amount awarded: £18,903

Moray Hydrotherapy Pool £3,000, for improvements to the pool

Forres Community Clean Up £1,541, to encourage litter picking projects

Team Munro Harris £1,000 , to contribute to the costs of high-level competition in yachting

Emma and Ashley Donald £760, to contribute to the travel and competition costs of two local badminton players

Forres Thistle Football Club £1,500, to buy a storage unit

Creative Visions Moray £2,500, to help fund a film about Forres

Forres Small Bore Rifle and Pistol Club £550, to improve the exterior of the range

Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) £3,250, to help develop Forres Online

Finderne Community Council £132, to fund hall rental for the newly-reformed group

Moray Firth Triathlon Club £750, to help fund a triathlon event

Grant House Care Home, Grantown on Spey £900, to pay for plants and flowers

Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust £2,500, to help fund outreach work to primary schools

Grantown Twinning Association £520, to help with transport costs to France

ROUND 6 – February 2016. Amount awarded: £62,257

Forres St Lawrence Cricket Club £5,000 for the refurbishment of the pavilion

Findhorn Village Heritage Centre £3,250 for improvements to the building

Oliver Clark £1,000 towards the purchase of a professional-standard ‘cello

Forres Features £10,000 towards a light display on Cluny Hill (plus up to £7,500 shortfall guarantee)

Forres Golf Club £500 towards new flooring

St Leonard’s Church, Forres £4,000 to fund an outreach project

Grantown Grammar £1,000 to participate in the Rock Challenge

Kyle Cartmell £1,000 to support participation in cycling competitions

Moravian Orienteering Club £270 to finance an orienteering event

Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust £1,100 to help tackle invasive species

Grantown Nursery £7,000 to purchase playground equipment

Forres in Bloom £961 to purchase greenhouse equipment

Forres Golf Course £1,885 to help complete a fencing project

Findhorn Bay Arts £7,791 to support the Findhorn Bay Festival 2016

Grantown YMCA £10,000 to fund a youth worker

ROUND 5 – November 2015.  Amount awarded: £54,170

Findhorn and Kinloss Community Council £1,258 to improve a local, unadopted road

Anderson’s Primary Parent Council £9,000 (subject to match funding) to purchase a climbing boulder

Forres and District Pipe Band £3,062 to help pay for their rehearsal space

Findhorn Flyers £500 to help fund a fitness instructor and room rental

Findhorn Bowling Club £1,500 to help improve the state of their green

the meeting place £15,000 (subject to match funding) to help finance a project for adults with learning difficulties

Forres House Community Centre £1,350 to purchase a new spin cycle

Forres Rotary Club £2,500 to help refurbish Santa’s sleigh and purchase safety equipment

Cromdale Hall £20,000 (subject to match funding) to help fit a new roof

ROUND 4 – September 2015.  Amount awarded: £35,300

Moray Youth GB Atlantic Challenge Team £5,625 to help fund participation in the Atlantic Challenge 2016

Noah’s Ark Developmental Playgroup £3,775 to pay for new tricycles and bicycles

Grantown Tennis Club £10,000 to pay for new windows

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team £5,000 to support the purchase of new equipment

The DAVA Project £500 to help promote our local railway heritage

Forres Area Credit Union £5,400 to pay for a School Savings co-ordinator

Friends of Falconer Museum £5,000 to help finance science workshops

ROUND 3 – June 2015. Amount awarded: £31,761

Rafford Village Hall  £3,429 to help restore a stained glass window

PACE Youth Street Band £1,876 to fund a mentoring programme and to pay for new instruments

Findhorn Art Group £1,000 to finance art classes

Forres Air Cadets £1,500 to fund the purchase of laptops

Kinloss Abbey Trust £2,000 (subject to the applicant’s own fundraising) towards a conservation feasibility study

Dava Moor Residents’ Association £600 towards scoping for a reliable water supply

Grantown Festive Lights £8,000 towards improving the town Christmas lights

Moray Firth Triathlon Club £600 to help stage a novice triathlon event

Edinkillie Community Hall  £8,288 for new windows

Grantown Swim Club £1,200 to pay for land training

Findhorn Bowling Club £869 to buy equipment

Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust £2,399 to help stage a river festival

The Eileidh Paterson Appeal Fund a £500 ex gratia payment

ROUND 2 – March 2015. Amount awarded: £91,495

Findhorn and Kinloss Community Council £980 towards improvements to a local footpath

Grantown 250 £11,400 to construct a Regality Cross to mark the town’s 250th anniversary

Grantown Playgroup £5,115 for the replacement of doors and windows

Heather Anderson £500 to help fund a year-long placement in South Africa

Dallas Community Development Trust £18,000 to fund a new playground

Forres Events Ltd £20,000 towards the staging of the European Pipe Band Championships

The Moray Way £3,000 to support the marketing of the Moray Way Association

Forres Christmas Lights £8,000 to improve the town’s Christmas lights

Forres in Bloom £3,500 to help purchase tools and to erect a greenhouse

Forres Golf Course £21,000 to replace and renew perimeter fencing

ROUND 1 – December 2014. Amount awarded: £80,627

Forres Academy Parent Council £10,000 for the purchase of lockers and PE equipment

Forres and District Pipe Band £1,470 for the rental of a rehearsal hall

Forres Area Credit Union £17,160 to fund an office co-ordinator

Forres Bluefins £1,900 to help fund a swimming gala

Forres Harriers £4,490 to fund floodlights and sports equipment

Forres in Bloom £12,526 to fund a new greenhouse

Forres Squash and Fitness Club £10,000 to help repair the roof

The Grantown Health Centre Equipment Fund £1,000 towards an emergency defibrillator

Moray Hydrotherapy Pool £2,486 for improvements to the changing area

Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation £1,000 to replace safety helmets and lifejackets

Moray Waste Busters £4,390 to build a two-storey bicycle store

Moxie Media £900 to fund an accredited mental health course

Rotary Club of Forres £448 to provide a day out for 50 elderly people

Forres and District Twinning Association £4,500 to help finance exchange trips with Forres’ twin town in Germany

Strathspey Camanachd £3,357 to pay for shinty kit, coaching and pitch costs

Wild things! £5,000 towards a community project tackling non-native species