Common Good Funds

Millions of pounds in rent payments collected from businesses on Common Good Land (the historic burghs of Scotland) make up the Common Good Funds which are used for projects that benefit communities. We administer 10 Common Good funds which are listed below.

Recent examples of funding include the half a million pound refurbishment of the Inverness steeple and the upcoming 4.2 million pound refurbishment of the Inverness Town House. The Inverness Common Good Fund also pays for the Inverness events and festivals which includes the biggest free Hogmanay concert in the UK. 

Outside Inverness, Common Good Funds have limited resources and may not be able to fund community projects.

Apply for funding 

If you have a project with wide benefits to one of our 10 Common Good Fund areas, you may be able to apply for funding. The timetable for Inverness Common Good Fund applications can be found here.

  • Cromarty
  • Dingwall
  • Dornoch 
  • Fortrose and Rosemarkie 
  • Grantown 
  • Invergordon 
  • Inverness 
  • Kingussie 
  • Nairn
  • Tain

Cromarty, Dingwall, Invergordon, Nairn, Fortrose and Rosemarkie are currently closed to grant applications due to insufficient  funds.

Apply for funding

For further details please contact your Ward Manager.

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