Projects funded by the event..

Carve Carrbridge is run wholly by voluntary efforts with all profits being fed back directly into the community for use on a range of local projects.
The list below gives an indication of the projects funded for the benefit of the residents of Carrbridge.  The funds are administered on behalf of the community by the Board of Directors of Carr-Bridge Ahead, which works closely with Carrbridge and Vicinity Community Council. Wherever possible the funds are matched by other grants and fundraising activities and a range of partnerships have been developed to achieve many of the larger projects.

Projects supported from profits of 2 Village Events

Carve Carrbridge®, The Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Competition®  and The Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championships® ( incorporating the Silver Spurtle® Youth Competition)


Upgrade of the Riverside Path.
Carrbridge Village Hall Roof repairs
Christmas Lights for Main Street
Equipment for volunteer Fire Brigade unit


Smart Board for Classroom
Outdoor classroom at Carrbridge Primary School
Tree planting along the Riverside Path


Construction of a Community Shed to store all the equipment used by the community.
Building a Play Area in the grounds of Carrbridge Primary School


Flower planting by local school children.
Repairs to Riverside Path and the Ellan Bridge


Bunting and Flags for the London 2012 Olympic Torch
Capital support for Youth Club
Repairs to Church Roof


Ellanwood Road Children’s Playpark Equipment
Bike Skills Park


Riverside Path repairs following River Dulnain bursting it’s banks


Golf Club Buggy for mobility support


War Memorial Path Improvement for Centenary Commemoration
Bowling Club capital upgrades



Bridge 300 celebrations
Extension to Carrbridge Village hall- Kitchen
Funding for Carrbridge Young Peoples Bursary scheme



Funding for Carrbridge Young Peoples Bursary scheme
Improved children’s playground in the playing field
Snakey Bridge Repair

Redesign of Village Websites  Golden and


Outside storage Container for village hall
Tree sculpture to commemorate Carve Carrbridge founder Tom Jones on the stump of a tree that had to be felled due to disease
Purchase of Trademarks – Carve Carrbridge, Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Competition , Golden Spurtle, Silver Spurtle, World Porridge Making Championships
Planting of trees to replace those used in the event to date, to create and promote habitat for wildlife. In partnership with the Seafield Estate and Woodland Trust.
Funding for Carrbridge Young Peoples Bursary scheme


Carr- Bridge Ahead, SC035965  Registered charity from 22 September 2004 :  Company number SC270555