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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


Funds projects and initiatives that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of communities within the Solwaybank Windfarm area and enhance the lives of those living and working in the area will be supported.

Applications are welcomed that fall into the following categories:

  • Enhance the quality of life for local residents;
  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities;
  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

Priority will be given to projects which can demonstrate:

  • Local consultation – evidence that the local community has been consulted and is supportive of the project;
  • Strategic projects – with longer term impacts and benefits;
  • Partnership working – working with other organisations (e.g. voluntary, local, regional or national) to add value to a project.
  • Local procurement – using local suppliers and providers for goods and services, where possible.
  • Environmental considerations – consideration of the project’s carbon footprint and minimising the environmental impact.

Match funding of at least 10% of the project cost will normally be required, but projects with more match funding to add to the value of the project and maximise the Community Benefit funding are preferred.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Dumfries & Galloway

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Who can apply

Communities in a 10km radius of the turbines. These are: Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk, Canonbie and District, Kirkpatrick Fleming and District, Kirtle and Eaglesfield, and Middlebie and Waterbeck.

When to apply

There are two deadlines each year:

  • 31 January (for March board meeting. Projects should not start before 1 April)
  • 31 July (for September board meeting. Projects should not start before 1 October)

Next deadline: 31 Jul 2024

How to apply

Application forms and full guidance can be downloaded from the DECBG website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Education & training Environment General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: General public Rural communities Local communities

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