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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.

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EXCLUDED Banks Community Fund – Banks Rusha Surface Coal Mine Community Fund


The Banks Rusha Surface Coal Mine Community Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to community groups, voluntary organisations and the local community in the area surrounding the Banks Rusha Surface Coal Mine.

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility is restricted to the Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Ward. The priority will be for projects in Breich and benefiting the community closest to the Rusha site.

Groups or voluntary organisations from other neighbouring settlements may apply for grants provided that they demonstrate that residents from the area around the Rusha site and from Breich may also benefit from the project.

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Geographical areas funded: West Lothian

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Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Community groups, schools, organisations in the geographic area of the Banks Rusha Coalmine

How to apply

Apply online via the Fund website.

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Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Community facilities Environment Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Older people Disabilities Young people

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