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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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Annadale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company


ANCBC is funded by ScottishPower Renewables community benefit fund for Harestanes Windfarm in Dumfries and Galloway. The fund supports projects located within, or directly benefiting, one or more of 42 community council areas in Annandale and Nithsdale. ANCBC will support charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of communities within the area of benefit.

Awards can support a wide range of costs and activities including equipment, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities and capital costs to purchase or develop community assets.

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Geographical areas funded: Dumfries & Galloway

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Local community groups and community councils in the 42 Community Council areas in Annandale, Dumfries and Nithsdale.

When to apply

The fund operates three rounds per year. Upcoming deadlines are:

  • 2 August 2024 (decisions early October 2024)
  • 6 December 2024 (decisions early January 2025)

Next deadline: 2 Aug 2024

How to apply

Application forms and guidance on the ANCBC website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Education & training Environment Heritage & building preservation Organisational development & capacity building Sport & physical activity

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Socially isolated people People in poverty Local communities Young people

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