Whiteside Hill Wind Farm Community Fund

The Whiteside Hill Wind Farm Community Fund supports community projects benefiting those living in areas covered by the community councils of Kirkconnel & Kelloholm and the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar and District. This fund is provided by Arevon Energy, which manages the Whiteside Hill Wind Farm. An annual amount of at least £135,000 per year,… Read more »

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Nithsdale Discretionary Budget funds

Following the September Nithsdale Area Committee, local elected members have agreed a number of funds supported by the Discretionary Budget as outlined below, which are now open: Tackling Poverty and Inequalities Small Grants Fund for requests up to £2,000 (total budget available £25,026.38) This fund has been established to respond to feedback around need for… Read more »

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Robin Rigg Community Fund

Solway Firth Partnership is once again running the Robin Rigg Community Fund for 2022 on both sides of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg Community Fund, provided by RWE Renewables, is available to community groups and organisations in the eligible Solway area undertaking activities that contribute to the reduction of the effects of climate change… Read more »

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Grab A Grant – Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2021

With COP26 coming to Scotland in November, now is the time to ‘Grab A Grant’ and take action to tackle the Global Climate Emergency at a local level. After a difficult year, volunteers have been eager to scale-up or restart safe and structured environmental activities across Scotland. Volunteering Matters have awarded over half of their… Read more »

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UnLtd Awards

The Awards offer funding and support to social entrepreneurs trying to start-up or grow their social business. Starting your social business: Up to £5000 – We can support people from the early stages of forming an idea, to those who have been trading for under a year, whether or not you have already established your… Read more »

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Kilgallioch Community Fund

Kilgallioch Community Fund will support community-led charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of communities in Wigtownshire and South Carrick. Approximately £475,000 is available for distribution each year. There are two levels of award: Standard Grants, which are for between £500 and £20,000, and Large Grants which are for projects over £20,000. Large… Read more »

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Connecting Scotland Fast Track

Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government programme set up to tackle digital exclusion during the coronavirus crisis. It is delivered with the support of local councils, SCVO and a wide range of organisations from across Scotland and the UK. Previous application rounds have targeted those at high clinical risk from coronavirus, families with children, young care leavers, older people and… Read more »

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Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund

The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund has reopened for applications with refreshed criteria. The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is a £1 million Scottish Government fund administered by Corra Foundation. Over £600,000 was distributed in phase one (February – May 2021). The next phase will support groups to access the remaining funds. The purpose of… Read more »

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Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company

Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company (ANCBC) is funded by the Scottish Power Renewables community benefit fund for Harestanes Windfarm in Dumfries and Galloway. The fund primarily supports community projects located within or directly benefiting one or more of 42 community council areas in Annandale and Nithsdale as detailed below. East – Lockerbie, Kirkmichael, Eskdalemuir,… Read more »

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COVID-19 Response Fund – National Heritage Memorial Fund

Launched in June 2021, this funding stream offers project grants to support any heritage asset which is: of outstanding importance to the national heritage at risk due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) A total of £40million is being distributed by NHMF, made up of two lots of £20m: NHMF has made a commitment of £20m,… Read more »

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Area Committee Discretionary Fund

Funding available from the Area Committees of Dumfries and Galloway Council. The four committees meet and agree priorities for their areas and then look for partner organisations to support their delivery. For more about the funding, click Here.

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Drugs Services Support Local Support Fund – Micro Grants

The Local Support Fund – Micro Grants, is focused on small community-based groups which deliver frontline services to support people who use or used drugs, people in recovery and families affected by someone else’s drug use. This vital support is often delivered with very limited funding which means that small groups can be stretched to… Read more »

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