MAP Supporting Communities Fund

 We would like to announce that the MAP Supporting Communities Fund is now open for applications. The money has been received from the Scottish Government and we would like to support work in the community that addresses the evolving issues from the Covid19 crisis. If your project focuses on supporting mental health issues, shielding individuals and vulnerable groups, we would really like to hear from you. 
The fund will prioritise community groups that have not already received funds themselves from similar streams. It cannot be used alongside other Covid19 support funds; double funding for the same activity is not permitted. 
The fund will have a very swift turnaround time and we aim to ensure it is straightforward to apply for. Funds are released before the project takes place and you do not have to match the funds yourselves. We want to ensure that community groups are supported to continue their valued work through these difficult times. 
Please contact Kate Redpath on 07786 049344 or for more advice and the application form. 

Initiative Grant Scheme

 Do you have a community project that needs funding? If so Emma Murphy would love to hear from you. The Marr Area Committee of Aberdeenshire Council set up this grant scheme to support community development. We run the scheme and offer support to community groups to achieve the maximum benefit from the awards. They can be up to a maximum value of £750. This would be then match funded by at least the same amount as the grant. The form can be accessed by clicking here. Please contact Emma on 07585 621549 or for a friendly chat and guide to the application process. 

Marr Area Committee Small Grant Scheme

Grants of up to £2,000  are available from the Marr Area Committee Small Grant Scheme for projects which aim to help improve local communities in the Marr Area. It is worth noting that this grant cannot be applied for in addition to the IGS. 

To apply, complete the Marr Small Grant application form (pdf 103KB).

Please contact if you would like a word copy of the application form. 

Other Funds

The fundraising landscape is continually changing in the Marr area. Our weekly bulletins are an up to the minute guide to what is available to your community. Click here to access the bulletins. 

We also have a comprehensive list of Coronavirus related funding here which is updated regularly. 


Marr Area Partnership was formed in 1998 by a group of volunteers to help local communities help themselves. The nature of our work has changed over time but the same broad aims apply: we seek to support communities in the Marr area to develop and grow in to thriving, successful communities with secure economic, environmental and social futures.

We are a registered charity and were set up, with the support of Aberdeenshire Council, as a rural partnership recognised by the then Scottish Executive.

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