The Comrie Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Comrie Development Trust.
Our Patrons are Joan Carmichael, Andy Gairns and Lorna Ramsay.
Our first major appeal will support the sustainable development of the former Army Camp at Cultygraggan purchased by our community in September 2007. The Comrie Foundation aims to raise £500,000 through grants, legacies and donations to support the sustainable development of Cultybraggan Army Camp. This will clear our loan of £350,000 secured from the Tudor Trust and provide development capital to support early stage work.
Due to the generosity of the Tudor Trust , for every £1 raised by the Foundation, £1 will be deducted from the loan up to £100,000. So Comrie can double its money each time a donation is made!
In 2010, £2,500 was allocated from Culty Quake to a grant fund which was distributed to local groups. 13 local groups benefited from the this fund.
In January 2011 a hugely successful Burns Supper added a further £500 to the Foundations fundraising appeal for Cultybraggan. Back by popular demand in 2012, it raised £200 which was donated towards the upkeep and maintenance of Comrie’s Bumblebee Square.Following hard on the heels of Culty Quake a village coffee morning raised a further £1200 for the Foundation.
A NEW STANDING STONE FOR COMRIE
Through the generosity of one of our patrons, a superb standing stone has been prepared which will commemorate these 70 years and proudly stand in front of the new building on the site of the old camp jail. Its verse tells of Comrie life through the ages: