The community we live and work in is important to us.

We recognised that there was a huge amount of charity and community work happening across the area and so we launched our Community Grant Scheme in 2015 to try and help.

Following the phenomenal success of the scheme over the last two years, we are delighted to launch our 2017 Community Grant Scheme.

Our Community Grant Scheme is aimed at helping to support local communities across the Highlands and Islands, and is open to all local groups, charities and organisations.

We will issue five “Mini Mac” Grants of £500 each and one “Mighty Mac” Grant of £1,000.

In its first year we received 116 applications with that figure doubling in 2016 to over 250 applications. The successful winners were:

Mighty Mac Grant Winners






2016 – Mikey’s Line                               2015 – Inverness Men’s Shed

Mini Mac Grants

2016 Alzheimer Scotland Football Memories, Counselling Care Skye and Lochalsh, Drakies Primary School, Gang of Girls, Highland Blind Tandem Club, Inverness Street Pastors, Lovat Shinty Club, Morning Call, No Limits Caithness and Ross & Cromarty Pipes and Drums

2015 Crocus Group, Everything Baby Highland, Torridon Mountain Rescue, Connecting Carers and Highland Disability Sport

Completed applications must be received at our offices by 31 October 2017.   Applications will thereafter be reviewed by the Grant Awards Team and the successful applicants will be notified within 21 days of the closing date.

CLICK HERE to access our Community Grant Award Scheme Application.

Applications can be emailed to or posted to Amanda MacGillivray, Macleod & MacCallum Limited, 28 Queensgate, Inverness, IV1 1DJ.

Our promotional video gives you further details.