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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.


Clyde Wind Farm (Scotland) Ltd operate a 206-turbine wind farm in the Clyde Valley. The Clyde (Extension) Community Investment Fund has been established as a means of enabling a contribution to the communities located around the wind farm.

The fund supports the community council areas of Duneaton, Biggar, Symington and Quothquan & Thankerton. The funding decisions are made by local advisory panel, made up of local residents and representatives from the community councils.

They encourage applications which are community-focussed or charitable activities that:

  • Encourage community activity and promote community spirit;
  • Ensure adequate access to services for all community members;
  • Improve local transport infrastructure;
  • Build the local economy;
  • Build community capacity and cohesion & between groups; and/or
  • Develop or maintain community assets.

For revenue projects, it is important to bear in mind that there is no guarantee of ongoing support. A key focus of the fund is sustainability and as such they would encourage groups to be working towards being self-sustaining where possible.

Applications where efforts have been made to explore other possible sources of grant funding and/or where reasonable efforts have been made to raise money through local fundraising activity will be looked upon favourably.

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Geographical areas funded: South Lanarkshire

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

The fund is open to applications from constituted not for profit groups (with governing documents) and legally constituted not for profit community organisations. If you are unsure of your groups is eligibility, contact us for advice.

The project seeking funding must be for the benefit of the residents of Duneaton, Biggar, Symington and Quothquan & Thankerton.

When to apply

Deadlines vary from year to year, but generally are quarterly in March, June, September and December. Upcoming deadlines are:

  • 28 June 2024
  • 20 September 2024
  • 13 December 2024

Applications under £5,000 can be reviewed between the deadlines.

Next deadline: 28 Jun 2024

How to apply

Application forms can be downloaded from the website or requested from SSE.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Advice & information Animal welfare Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Disaster & emergency services Education & training Employability services Environment General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Heritage & building preservation Mental health care Organisational development & capacity building Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare Energy

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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