Membership

Membership is free and open to any individual aged 16 or over living in the Ardgour Community Council area. Full post code is required to verify this.

You can request membership of the Ardgour Glensanda Fund by completing the online form here. Membership will be confirmed by email.

    I confirm that I am over 16 and live in the Ardgour Community Council Area

    The Ardgour Area Fund was established in 2013 as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) to manage and disseminate the community benefit of £25,000 per year from Glensanda Quarry. 

    Over the past 8 years we have awarded over £200,000 to a range of community organisations to promote a wide range of sustainable development within our rural communities.

    Recently, the Board of Trustees have been considering how the AAF can be further developed to support the local area, and be more proactive with using the funding. Our current constitution permits us to only provide funding to external partners so if we were to develop into a community company, whereby the AAF partakes in projects, this would require a membership vote on a constitutional change. 

    In line with this, we would like to encourage membership from people within the ArdgourCommunity Council area and would also like to invite any members of the public in the local area to an online meeting, where we will be able to talk further about what the AAF is and answer any questions you may have about membership or anything else.

    It is the membership that has overall control of a SCIO, through the nominating, standingand voting for Board Members at the yearly AGM. It is also through a vote of the membership that we are able to make changes to our constitution.

    Therefore, we would like you to be apart of these next steps for the AAF, so that we are able to best promote, support and develop our local communities.

    At present to become a member you must be over 16 years of age and be involved in a community group within the Ardgour Community Council area, however we are also proposing that members vote to alter this clause to allow all Ardgour Community Council residents over 16 to be eligible. There is no fee for membership!