Highland Community Awards



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.  We will be relaunching as soon as circumstances allow as the “Highland Community Awards” and further details of how to apply will follow as soon as possible.

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

Our 2018 / 19 Winners

Every year we will issue a minimum of five “Mini Mac” Awards of £500 each and one “Mighty Mac” Award of £1,000.

In its first year we received 116 applications with that figure doubling in 2016 to over 250 applications and subsequent years numbers have remained high. The successful winners were:

Mighty Mac Grant Winners

  • 2018 / 19 – Contact the Elderly
  • 2017 – Cantraybridge College
  • 2016 – Mikey’s Line
  • 2015 – Inverness Men’s Shed

Mini Mac Grant Winners

2018 / 19

  • Invergordon Girls Football Club
  • Tain Youth Café YMCA
  • Relationships Scotland Family Mediation
  • Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company
  • Camp & Trek
  • North Coast Campus Schools
  • Highland United Football Club
  • Hearing and Sight Care
  • Police Scotland Youth Volunteers
  • The Oxygen Works


  • Code Club Inverness
  • Fortrose Academy Girls Football and Hockey Teams
  • Broadford Youth Club
  • Cameron House Circle of Friends
  • Tykes
  • Pulteneytown Peoples Project
  • Farmer Jones Academy
  • The Sun Flower Cafe – Dingwall Academy
  • Men In Recovery


  • 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


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

Details of our 2019 Community Grant Award Scheme will be released in the autumn.

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