EDF Renewables Burnhead Moss Wind Farm Community Fund (Avonbridge and Standburn)
|Up to £4,000
|Applications can be submitted at any time.
About this fund
The EDF Renewables Burnhead Moss Wind Farm (Avonbridge and Standburn) Community Fund supports community projects benefiting those living in Avonbridge and Standburn. The fund is provided by EDF Renewables, the owners of the Burnhead Moss Wind Farm.
The fund began in 2016. An annual amount of £34,666, inflation-adjusted, will be paid into the fund for Avonbridge & Standburn each year for the wind farm's operating life. Any balances from previous years accumulate within the fund.
EDF Renewables also provides community funds from the Burnhead Moss Wind Farm to the neighbouring communities of Limerigg & Slamannan and Blackridge, and into the Burnhead Moss Education & Training Fund (BMET). See useful links, below.
Grant size: £150 - £4,000 (but see also 'Additionally criteria' below regarding larger projects/requests).
Purpose of this fund
The fund provides grants to support charitable activities that:
- Enhance quality of life for local residents.
- Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities.
- Promote community spirit and encourage community activity.
Grants may support a wide range of costs, for example the costs of equipment, staff or sessional workers, consultations, running costs for local groups, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities, and so on.
If you can demonstrate why you need a grant amount that is higher than £4,000 and/or you would like to request a multi-year grant (up to 3 years), and that there is significant community support for the project you propose, then Foundation Scotland may be able to consider your request. If you think this applies to your project, please contact Foundation Scotland for an initial discussion (contact details below). We will be able to give you tailored advice before you complete an application form. Please do not apply without speaking with Foundation Scotland first.
Applicants are encouraged to refer to the local Community Action Plan (see Useful Links, below).
Who can apply?
Groups and organisations working to benefit people in Avonbridge and Standburn can apply. You don’t need to be a registered charity to apply, but your group/organisation must meet our standard eligibility criteria.
Applications from groups/organisations located out with the fund area will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must demonstrate a clear benefit for residents within the fund area.
What can’t be funded?
Information on what the fund cannot support is provided here.
Additionally, the fund cannot support:
- Anti-wind farm or anti-renewable energy activities, including activities contrary to the interests of EDF Renewables;
- Activities that bring EDF Renewables or Foundation Scotland into disrepute.
How are decisions made?
Foundation Scotland will assess and decide the outcome of your application within eight weeks.
Historically, if your grant request was for less than £150 you could apply for a Micro Grant administered by Avonbridge & Standburn Community Council. However, the Community Council is currently inoperative, so no small grants are available at present.
We will check your application has been submitted with the necessary information. We aim to contact you as soon as possible if there is anything missing or if you are ineligible to apply.
An assessor will usually contact you to arrange a short telephone conversation to learn more about your project and request for funding. If you will be unavailable for any significant period between the submission deadline and notification date, please include a note to that effect in a covering letter.
I am a resident of Avonbridge & Standburn seeking an Education & Training Fund Grant – how do I apply?
Individuals can apply to the separate Burnhead Moss Education and Training (BMET) Fund. For more information about the BMET Fund, and how to get support from the local outreach worker, click here.
How to apply
Please complete an online application form below. Completed applications and supporting documents must be received before your application can be considered for funding.
If you would like to review the application questions before starting the form, you can see them here.
- For advice on applying visit Help for applicants
- For advice on running your group or project contact your local Third Sector Interface: CVS Falkirk
- The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) provides a range of useful resources for setting-up a voluntary organisation or running your organisation. It also helps organisations develop their digital potential.
- Additional information and resources about developing a Safeguarding policy include Foundation Scotland guidance, NSPCC's safeguarding checklist, OSCR's Safeguarding Guidance and SCVO's advice.
- Other Burnhead Moss Funds
- EDF Burnhead Moss Education & Training (BMET) Fund