Community Led Economic Regeneration Fund

Dumfries and Galloway Council has announced the launch of the first round of the Community Led Economic Regeneration Fund (CLERF). The CLERF aims to provide grant funding to community led organisations so they can plan and develop economic and place-based regeneration projects that are locally led and have a strong fit with local needs and… Read more »

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Carscreugh Renewable Energy Park Ltd

Carscreugh Renewable Energy Park Fund became operational in 2014, and it will pay community benefit for the 25-year lifetime of the wind farm. Six community councils are eligible for funding through the CREPL Community Fund: Cree Valley; Kirkcowan; New Luce; Port William; Stoneykirk; Old Luce. Payments are made directly to Community Councils, or similar organisations,… Read more »

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Cairnryan Community Fund

This fund will support community-led activity in Cairnryan with an emphasis on rural regeneration. Applications must benefit the community of Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, which is geographically defined by the community council boundaries. Cairnryan is funded by ScottishPower Renewables community benefit fund from its Glen App Windfarm in South Ayrshire and Greencoat UK Wind Ltd,… Read more »

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Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund

Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund is provided by Blackcraig Wind Farm (Scotland) Ltd from its Blackcraig wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway. Main grants from the fund can support projects located within or directly benefiting people in the following community council areas: Balmaclellan, Balmaghie, Carsphairn, Corsock and Kirkpatrick Durham, Crossmichael and District, Dalry, Dunscore, Glencairn,… Read more »

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North Rhins Wind Farm Community Fund

The North Rhins Wind Farm became operational in 2010 and it will pay community benefit for the 25-year lifetime of the wind farm. Payments are made directly to Community Councils, or similar organisations, to use or distribute to groups that are active in their communities. Ten community councils are eligible for funding from the fund:… Read more »

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Old Luce Community Fund

This charitable fund is provided by Barlockhart Moor Wind Energy Ltd; Carscreugh Renewable Energy Park Ltd; Glenchamber Wind Energy Ltd, SSE, 2020 Renewables, Greencoat and ScottishPower Renewables, owners of nearby wind farms, who channel their community benefit funds through this single fund. The fund has been established by Old Luce Community Council, with the aspiration… Read more »

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Scottish Land Fund

The Fund supports urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets. It offers grants of £5000 up to £1 million to help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations… Read more »

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Flexible Workforce Development Fund

The Fund is now in its fifth round and as in previous years the funding is designed to help employers based and operating in Scotland with their staff development and training. For the 2021/2022 round of FWDF funding here are the key facts: FWDF is available to eligible employers in Scotland across the private, public… Read more »

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Enterprise Seed Fund

The Enterprise Seed Fund is a new initiative from Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Business Gateway to support Start-Up and Early-Stage Development businesses, from pre-start to 12 months of trading. The grant will be a flat rate of £1500 to cover the project capital costs and requires to be match funded by the applicant (at least… Read more »

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Local Partnerships Fund

Crown Estate Scotland’s 2020-23 Corporate Plan includes the following key objective: • We will identify a capital budget for co-investing through local partnerships with, for example, community development trusts or local authorities to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development linked to the Scottish Crown Estate To meet this objective we are seeking to identify… Read more »

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International Tree Foundation

The Foundation’s  UK Community Tree Planting Programme supports grassroots community engagement in tree planting. The programme has supported more than 50 small-scale projects over the last 20 years, from community orchards to native woodland planting. The Foundation is now seeking to continue and expand this work with a new round of UK tree-planting projects in… Read more »

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The Naturesave Trust

The Trust obtains 100 per cent of its funding from the premiums generated by Naturesave Insurance. The Trust focuses primarily on grant funding for environmental projects, but also funds environmental consultations for SMEs and a long running tree planting programme. Over many years, the Naturesave Trust has provided a wide variety of grants mainly to… Read more »

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