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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.

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Foundation Scotland - Langhope Rig Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund


This charitable fund is provided by Greencoat UK Wind, the owners of Langhope Rig Wind Farm located near Hawick in the Scottish Borders. The Fund supports community projects benefiting those living in the areas covered by the Community Councils of: Ettrick & Yarrow, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk & Midlem and Upper Teviotdale & Borthwick Water.

It provides grants to:

  • 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
  • Develop or maintain community assets

It can cover equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities etc.

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Geographical areas funded: Scottish Borders

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Applicants have a constitution and are set up on a not-for-private profit basis. Applicants do not need to be registered charities to apply. It covers the community council areas of Ettrick & Yarrow, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk & Midlem, Upper Teviotdale, Borthwick Water, Hawick & District and Denholm & District.

When to apply

The panel meets twice each year, in March and August. The next meeting is 5 January 2024 for the meeting in early March.

Next deadline: 5 Jan 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport General charitable activities Organisational development & capacity building Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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