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Community Fund

Integral to our Communities

With 60 sites across the west coast of Scotland and Hebridean Islands, Bakkafrost Scotland is woven into the fabric of local communities that many of our employees call home.

Through our Community Charter we are committed to working hand in hand with local people to support our mission to be responsible and active part of the communities in which we live and work.

Since the launch of our Community Fund in 2017, our employees have nominated more than 100 community groups to receive funding in the Western Isles, Argyll and Bute, the Highland and Islands and North Ayrshire and Arran, with grants given out to community food banks, sports clubs and schools that needed funding to buy equipment to take part in outside learning.

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Community Fund

“Our mission is to be a responsible and active part of the communities in which we live and work. We support local causes and projects that not only improve health and wellbeing, but also help promote stewardship of the natural environment or economic development, resulting in a stronger and resilient community."

Ian Laister, Managing Director

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How your group or cause can benefit

Following the success of our internal Community Fund, we have opened up the Community Fund to external applications.

If you have a community cause close to your heart, we want to hear from you.

We are offering grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote health and wellbeing, stewardship of the natural environment or economic development within the community.

We want to hear how you are making a real difference to improve your community and with our support, what you would do to further benefit local people.

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How you can apply

Applications to the Community Fund are open to organisations (not individuals) based in, or delivering projects within, approximately a twenty-mile radius of a Bakkafrost Scotland.

We want to hear how organisations have made a positive impact in their local community and details of the project or cause they would spend the money on, whether it is a community litter pick, a deserving local charity or school project.

Please tell us how:

  • Your organisation has a positive impact on your local community
  • Your requested donation would be used for and provide a breakdown of the costs
  • Why your organisation should be chosen for a Community Fund donation
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Hints and tips

Tell us as much information as possible

  • For example, if you’re planning a community event, let us know when it is, where it is, who is involved, how many people volunteer and how far reaching it is.

Be detailed in your cost breakdown

  • For example, if you are using the donation to provide sports equipment, tell us what you would like to buy and how much it is.

Focus on health and wellbeing, stewardship of the natural environment, or economic development

  • When writing your application, really think about how your organisation supports one of these requirements.

Keep an eye on the closing dates

  • For example, if you’re holding a community event and it’s before, on or around the closing date we might not be able to provide support in time.

Dates for your diary

Round 1: Application deadline 31 March 2024

Round 2: Application deadline 31 October 2024

There will be two rounds of funding each year. Organisations have until 31 March 2024 to apply for the first round of funding and then applications open for the second round of funding.

For more information or to request an application please email