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Applications Now Open for Moray Chamber of Commerce's Chosen Charity

Moray Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the exciting opportunity to be the supported charity at Moray's premier black-tie event. The Business Dinner, now in its 19th year, will take place on Friday 27th September. The evening will gather 400 distinguished local business representatives at the impressive Gordon Castle in Fochabers.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Moray Chamber Business Award, honouring the company that has made a significant contribution to the local economy over the past year. The award, sponsored by last year’s winner Gleaner Ltd., is an iconic copper pagoda carefully crafted by Forsyth’s and is beacon of local commitment. This year marks the fifth consecutive year that the event will be hosted at Gordon Castle, following the resounding success of the 2023 Dinner.

As has been in the case in previous years, Moray Chamber of Commerce will use the occasion to raise funds for a worthy local cause. Last year, the selected charity, Outfit Moray received a generous donation of over £13,000 from the auction proceeds. The support from local businesses in donating prizes for the auction has always been commendable, and an array of excellent items is anticipated for 2024.

Charities interested in being considered must operate within Moray and demonstrate how their work positively impacts the local community. The application process provides charities with the opportunity to outline both their current initiatives and their proposed utilisation of the funds. All charities operating in Moray are invited to apply, regardless of whether or not they are currently a member of Moray Chamber of Commerce.

Sarah Medcraf, Chief Executive Officer at Moray Chamber of Commerce, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating, "Moray is a community focussed region. There are so many worthy organisations and I wish we could support them all. But we’re proud to do our bit and help facilitate such meaningful work, and we encourage charities to apply for the chance to be this year's beneficiary."

Moray Chamber of Commerce extends its gratitude to its sponsors, including Good Highland Food, Gordon Castle, Brodie Countryfare, MJD Systems, Balfour Beatty and Diageo.

Application forms are available on the Moray Chamber of Commerce website or by emailing The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday 21st June 2024.


To enter, we are looking for a charity which has a presence in, and supports the Moray community.

Conditions which apply to the Application

· Moray Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to seek further information from the Applicant to assist consideration of their application

· Any charity donations awarded must be used in the Moray area

· Funds raised will be counted and announced at the Annual Dinner 27th September 2024, and will be transferred to the the following week

· The decision of the Moray Chamber of Commerce is final

· There is no Appeals process.

· Should you be successful you will be encouraged to submit facts about the charity for the host to introduce the charity

· One representative from the charity will be invited to sit on Moray Chamber of Commerce table at the Annual Dinner on Fri 27th September.


We advise you completing the questions on a word document and copying them in to the boxes below. Should you prefer a word version of the application form, please email