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.

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Rental payments collected from businesses on Common Good land (historic burghs of Scotland) make up the Common Good Funds which are used for projects that benefit communities. In Highland the Common Good funds are:

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

A recent example of funding is the ongoing refurbishment of Inverness Town House.

Inverness Common Good Fund also pays for Inverness events and festivals including 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. Cromarty, Dingwall, Fortrose, Rosemarkie, Grantown, Invergordon, Kingussie and Nairn are currently closed to grant applications. The timetable for applying to Inverness Common Good Fund should be used to check submission dates.

For further details please contact your Ward Manager.

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