Applications for 2021 will open in mid January. Please click on this link for an application form and guidance notes.  Hydro fund application form 2021

  • The Hydro Community Fund Panel has made awards to the following community projects in 2020. All the available fund of £10,000 was allocated:

• Primary School; musical instruments
• Tourism Group; visitor hub
• Castleton Hall; repair leak
• Village Hall; update deed of trust
• Braemar Bairns; playgroup equipment
• Community Housing (BCL); surveys
• Mens Shed; tools
• Singing and Signing for Pre-School; venue costs
• Buzzard News Group; community matters leaflet
• Blooming Braemar and BCC; village planters

  • The Hydro Community Fund Panel met in March 2019 and made 6 awards contributing toward the following projects in 2019:

Braemar Charitable Trust: steriliser equipment for surgery
St Margaret’s: handrails
Braemar Bairns: venue rental
Village Hall: roadside wall repairs
Castleton Hall: linings in the upper hall
Braemar Parish Church: notice board replacement

All the available money from the 2019 fund of £5000 was awarded and accepted.

  • The Hydro Community Fund Panel have advised us that they have made grants towards the cost of the following 10 projects in 2018:

Braemar School – gym equipment
Braemar Castle – picnic benches
Bowling Club – green cleaning equipment
Buzzard – printing costs
Castleton Hall – painting
Care Initiative – development of volunteer programme
Marramba – equipment
Men’s Shed – start up costs
Playpark – willow play structure
3rd Age Lunch Group – lunch costs

All the available money from the 2018 fund of £7000 was awarded and accepted.