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Article published 29/02/2024

The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, the charitable organisation behind, The Enchanted Forest, has launched its 2024 Community Fund.

Applications are being accepted from registered charities and community interest companies (CICs) in the Highland Perthshire area.

Applicants can apply for up to £10,000 from the Fund to finance projects within Highland Perthshire, from an application form available on The Enchanted Forest website.

Applicants can apply for up to £10,000 from the Fund to finance projects within Highland Perthshire, through an application form available on The Enchanted Forest website.

The Enchanted Forest Community Trust will especially welcome applications from projects that are focused on helping people in need with the cost-of-living crisis in the Highland Perthshire area, help with battling child poverty and focus on child welfare and increase inclusion, enablement, independence, mental health and wellbeing.

The Trust will also be looking for projects which increase access to employment, volunteering, learning, culture, sport, and leisure opportunities and aim to improve infrastructure which benefits the community and promotes sustainability through best practices.

People standing in a line outside holding umbrella's

Pictured from left to right. Caroline Bavey, head gardener at Pitlochry Festival Theatre; Elizabeth Newman, Artistic Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre; Blythe Jandoo
who plays Mary in "The Secret Garden" and Deborah Hutchison, trustee, Enchanted Forest Community Trust in the Explorers Garden at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

We’re delighted to be able to give back to the local Highland Perthshire community every year through the Enchanted Forest Community Fund, all made possible because of the continued success of The Enchanted Forest show. The support of the local community who recognise the importance of the event to the region is invaluable.

Our desire is that the Enchanted Forest Community Fund is a force for good, creating a lasting positive impact and legacy within the community in which the event has called its home for the last twenty-plus years. It’s fantastic to see this vision come to life through the many charities and community groups we have supported over the years. Essentially, it’s our way of saying a big thank you to those who have so graciously supported the event from day one. We look forward to receiving applications for the 2024 Enchanted Forest Community Fund.

Nela Popovic, Executive Director of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust

Application information

Successful applicants will be asked to provide a report to The Enchanted Forest Community Trust on how they have used the money in relation to their request.

Completed application forms should be returned no later than 31 March 2024.

Read the full release at the Enchanted Forest website

Background

The Fund was set up by The Enchanted Forest Community Trust in 2015 to redistribute the proceeds from the annual event to the local community in Pitlochry and the wider Highland Perthshire area.

Since that time The Enchanted Forest Community Trust has reinvested over £325,200 back into the region, making a lasting positive impact by benefitting more than 150 local community groups, projects, and charities.

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