We have funding available to support projects and events in our communities. Have a look below at the projects we’ve recently funded. Feeling inspired? What are you waiting for? Get your application in now!
Edinburgh Food Social
Since forming in 2020 Edinburgh Food Social has provided over 130,000 ready-to-heat meals to individuals in communities across Edinburgh. Our £1000 Cairn Community Fund grant will provide between 500 and 700 meals for people in need. As well as providing people with homemade ready meals to take away, they also provide recipe bags with detailed instructions and hot meals from their food truck. This ensures that even those without the means to reheat food are still receiving the vital food they need to survive. The meals are prepared by young, displaced chefs and made with local, seasonal ingredients. Edinburgh Food Social has a fantastic network with other local community groups, and are planning to launch communal community meals where they can bring people to together to cook together and learn new recipes.
Thurso Football Academy
The Thurso Football Academy are one of the latest recipients of an award from the Cairn Community Fund. Our £450 grant will fund an event for around 70 children for expert coaching from Inverness Caledonian Thistle. We love to support projects that promote health and wellbeing in our communities and this sounds like it will be great fun. Maybe a couple of these kids will follow in the footsteps of local pro Gary Mackay-Steven?
Merkinch Primary School
Merkinch Primary School has a focus on the wellbeing of their children and families, and want to provide better opportunities for outdoor education. Our £750 grant will pay for ten raised beds for the school and wider community to grow peas, potatoes and other vegetables. The children will learn how to make soup with the ingredients they have grown. The raised beds will also provide an invaluable food bank in front of the school so members of the community can pick up some fresh vegetables straight from the beds to take home and make into delicious, affordable and healthy meals.