To date, the Berry Burn Community Fund has awarded a total of £1,132,030.26 as follows (starting with the most recent awards):

Round 19 – June 2020.

Funding Awarded: £61,789.00

Forres Heritage Trust Ltd £20,000.00 to carry out restoration and repair work to the external fabric of the Forres Tolbooth

Moray School Bank £15,000.00 to provide school uniforms for children living in poverty in the BBCF area

Nick Molnar £11,100.00 to eradicate invasive laurel and rhododendron, creating a new area of attractive woodland in the heart of Forres for public access

Cairngorms Orchestra £5,400.00 to purchase three timpani, (also known as kettledrums), of different sizes and tuned to different pitches

Moray Concert Brass £4,109.00 to buy percussion instruments for the band

The Grantown Society £3,680.00 to purchase of two portable water bowsers and thirty hanging baskets to enhance Grantown on Spey’s community street floral displays

 Marie Curie Moray & Strathspey £2,500.00 towards nursing services

Round 18 – February 2020.

Funding Awarded: £91,640.00

Friends of Blairs Loch £20,000.00 for the redevelopment and extension of the stable building at Loch of Blairs into a field study classroom/meeting room

Leanchoil Trust £10,000.00 for Community Impact Assessment and Business Planning

Grant Hall Rothes £10,000.00 to install double glazing units to reduce heat loss and increase the efficiency of heating systems

Grantown Museum & Heritage Trust £10,000.00 to undertake a community led project focused on Strathspey in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Findhorn Bay Arts £8,000.00 towards the costs of staging the 2020 Findhorn Bay Festival: venue hire, local accommodation for performers/technicians, hire of vintage bus for transport and tours

 Wild Things! £7,500.00 towards the purchase of a new minibus with disabled accessibility features

Grantown YMCA £6,000.00 towards the installation of a fire alarm system in the building which is compliant with current fire regulations

Forres & District Mens Shed £5,000.00 towards the purchase and installation of a dust extraction system in their workshop

Friendly Access £5,000.00 to provide SwimABLE and SurfABLE Scotland sessions

Forres & District Pipe Band £3,840.00 to meet the costs of fees for tuition on the Pipes and Drums

Strathspey Camanachd £2,000.00 towards funding for ongoing pitch letting costs for matches and training in the 2020 season

Lucy Evans £1,500.00 to purchase of air pistol to progress shooting performance

Grantown Grammar Northern Stars £1,400.00 towards entry fees into a national competition and t-shirts for participants

Edinkillie Community Association £1,400.00 towards running costs of the hall (namely, electricity and insurance) for the period of 12 months

Round 17 – October 2019. 

Funding Awarded: £41,462.00

Craigellachie Village Council £15,000.00 to build an extension onto the village hall in order to provide improved disabled facilities and offer increased storage capacity

Grantown Grammar School £7,000.00 to purchase and install a kiln for the Art department

Step by Step in Moray £6,250.00 to provide continued support for isolated and vulnerable Forres parents with children aged 0 – 3 years old

Knockando Athletics Group £5,002.00 to install outdoor fitness equipment, suitable for all ages and abilities and free to use at any time

Moray Baby Bank £5,000.00 to purchase a washing machine, tumble drier, mattresses, car seats, and for rent and operating costs

Kinloss Military Wives Choir £2,210.00 to replace the choir’s broken keyboard and inadequate microphones

Emma and Ashley Donald £1,000.00 to assist with the cost of extra badminton coaching and competitions

Round 16 – June 2019. 

Funding Awarded: £73,557.00 

16-04 Moray School Bank £15,000.00 to provide school uniforms for children living in poverty in the BBCF area

First Forres Scout Group £15,000.00 to purchase a new minibus

Findhorn Tennis Club £8,000.00 to replace the green, PVC coated, wire fencing around the tennis club on 3 sides plus two dividing fences

Grantown Tennis Club £8,000.00 to replace all 8 courts with new court lines and clay court dressing

Forres Area Community Trust £7,500.00 to fund Forres Online Digital Inclusion Project

St Laurence Parish Church £5,000.00 to support the maintenance costs of St. Laurence Church building

Moray Hydrotherapy Pool £3,684.00 to refurbish the hydrotherapy pool

Residents of the Old Station, Dava £3,000.00 to bring The Old Station, Dava joint water supply up to suitable grade to pass health standards

The Dava Way Association £2,840 to replace a tipping trailer to maintain and upgrade the footpath and cycleway

Moray Fresh Start £2,033.00 to provide starter packs for previously homeless individuals or families moving into BBCF area

Rothes Golf Club £2,000.00 for Junior Coaching Programme

1st Forres Guides and Forres Rangers £1,500.00 to help fund travel to participate in Scout & Guide expedition in Switzerland

Round 15 – February 2019. 

Amount Awarded: £39,605.50

Forres Community Council  £20,000.00 for a feasibility study of the uses for Leanchoil Hospital, Forres

Grantown YM Community Centre  £7,712.00 for assistance to continue to employ a community centre co-ordinator

Rafford Village Hall  £6,000.00 to create disabled parking and an access path and to resurface the car park

Grantown Try Tri  £2,200.00 to fund the development of a website and link to a 3rd party booking agency for the Grantown Try Tri held annually

The Grantown Society £1,954.60 to help facilitate the 2019 Fiddler of Strathspey Festival, specifically to fund the provision of a marquee for the event

Strathspey Camanachd £1,048.90 to help with funding for ongoing pitch letting costs for the 2019 season

Cairngorm Studios £690.00 to assist The Pagoda in Grantown to take part in the National Puppet Animation Festival, staging performances for children

Round 14 – October 2018.

Amount awarded: £60,624.00

ReBOOT (Moray Computer Recycling) £12,650.00 to purchase premises & equipment for creative upcycling and plastic recycling research        

Dyke & Edinkillie Parish Church £10,000.00 towards the cost of phase 2 of Dyke Church Access for the Future Project, providing disability-compliant and improved facilities in Dyke Church Hall

Coyote Initiatives CIC £7,216.00 to purchase equipment for outdoor based creative projects using music, sound and film

Speyside Community Car Sharing Scheme £6,000.00 to enable the continuation of providing an affordable, on request volunteer transport service

Sanquhar Dam Renovation Group £5,500.00 to continue works around the dam, to maintain and make the facility more accessible

Findhorn Village Conservation Company £5,000.00 towards the construction of an accessible path along the village side of Findhorn Bay

Friendly Access £4,880.00 to provide SwimABLE and SurfABLE sessions for children who have barriers to mainstream sessions and/or barriers to being active

Forres Bowling Club £3,500.00 towards the purchase of a new mower

Brogan Hall £2,878.00 for the purchase of an adapted trike to enable greater mobility and interaction with the community

Rothes Tennis Club £1,500.00 for electrical improvements to the clubhouse

Caitlin Moir £1500.00 towards travel and training costs to compete as part of Team GB at the World Taekwondo Championships in Taiwan

ROUND 13 – June 2018. 

Amount awarded: £62,072.00

Friends of the Falconer Museum £12,933.00 to support a community archaeological excavation on Cluny Hill, Forres

Forres Area Credit Union £10,800.00 to employ a Schools Savings Scheme Development Worker to extend the Schools Savings Project

Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation £10,000.00 towards the cost of replacing the current life-saving rescue boat

Moray School Bank £9,750.00 to provide school uniforms for children living in poverty in the Berry Burn Community Fund area

Forres & District Pipe Band £7,500.00 to provide uniforms for the newly formed Forres & District Youth Band

Speyside Paddlers £2,000.00 towards the purchase of kayaks, equipment and trailer

Edinkillie Community Hall £5,600.00 to replace 2 wooden fire escape doors with UPVC doors

Forres in Bloom £1,810.00 to provide fencing for security and shelter at Victoria Road nursery and garden area

Willow Tree Allotments Association £700.00 towards pre-development planning and legal costs in development of an allotments site in Grantown

Duffus Spynie & Hopeman Church of Scotland £979.00 to purchase two wheelchair accessible picnic benches for Spynie Kirk carpark

ROUND 12 – February 2018. 

Amount awarded: £52,882.50

Strathspey Thistle Football Club £10,000 towards the replacement of a mower to maintain the pitch and grounds to SFA standards

Moray Hydrotherapy Pool £8,585 to convert an unused space into an additional disabled changing room

Forres Area Community Trust £7,720 to employ an Older Person’s Co-ordinator to support Cameron’s Champions Befriending Project

Forres Thistle Football Club £7,500 towards the refurbishment of shower areas in the dressing rooms

Wild Things! £8,820 towards the purchase of a 4WD vehicle for transporting the children, young people and vulnerable adults participating in their courses into natural environments

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

The Dava Way Association £3,420.00 to purchase a wood chipper for the ongoing maintenance of the Dava Way

Moravian Orienteering Club £3,000 towards the replacement of electronic orienteering equipment

Rothes Community Ltd £1,840.00 for the repairs to the Rothes Visitor Centre

Grantown & District Twinning Association £1,290 for local transportation of visiting French delegates

St Laurence Church Congregational Board £568.50 to document and print the history of the St Laurence Church site in Forres

Nairn Synchronised Swimming Club £500 towards funding of a training weekend with coaching by an ex-GB international synchro swimmer

The T-Exchange £459 toward the purchase of equipment for plastics recycling project in Forres

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

Varis Circus Clan  £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