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Harthill, Eastfield and Greenrigg (HEG) Community Fund

Grant size Up to £15,000
Area
North Lanarkshire
West Lothian
Key dates  
Application deadline: 05/11/21
Decisions: December 2021

About this fund

The Harthill, Eastfield & Greenrigg (HEG) Community Fund supports community projects benefiting those living in the Harthill & Eastfield and Greenrigg community council areas.  The Fund is a vehicle through which two different funds are administered including those provided by:

  • Gresham House, the owners of Torrance Wind Farm .
  • Arevon Energy, the owners of Harthill Wind Ltd (Torrance Extension Wind Farm).

An annual amount of £48,600, inflation adjusted, is paid into the Fund each year for the operating life of the wind farms.

Grant Size:  £1,500 to £15,000

Purpose of this fund

The Fund provides grants to support charitable activities that:

  •  Improves people’s quality of life.
  •  Increases opportunities for people to participate in community activity.
  •  Promotes community spirit.

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.

As the community begins to recover from the impact of the pandemic we recognise that many groups will have lost income and be struggling to get back on their feet. The HEG Community Fund is here to support you and really wants to help local groups build forward better. Please apply if your group needs some help to get back on its feet or to develop and deliver activities once restrictions ease.

Additional criteria

Groups can only apply for one grant per round but groups can apply to both rounds. However, this does not guarantee that you will receive a grant in both rounds.

Requests to fund up to 100% of the project costs can be considered but applicants are always encouraged to seek other funds too, either through local fundraising or other sources.

Any outstanding feedback reports from previous grants, including any proof of purchases from grants, need to have been received by Foundation Scotland before further grants are paid.

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 Harthill, Eastfield and Greenrigg can apply.  You don’t need to be 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 clear benefit for residents within the Fund area.
 

What can’t be funded?

Information on what the Fund cannot support is provided here.

How are decisions made?

Trustees of the Harthill, Eastfield and Greenrigg (HEG) Community Group (SC045681) decide awards granted by the Fund.  

Trustees usually award grants at least twice a year. 

Frequently asked questions

  • What happens after I have submitted the application?

    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.

    You will typically be informed of an outcome in writing by email within two weeks of the decision-making meeting.

  • Can I apply for less than £1,500?

    For grants of less than £1,500 please contact the HEG Community Group directly. The HEG Community Group have funds available to distribute and will consider requests from groups at any time. You can contact them at condorray59@gmail.com

How to apply

All applications must be submitted using the new online application form. Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by the application deadline.

If you have any problems accessing the form, please email grants@foundationscotland.org.uk or call 0131 524 5300 and we can help.

Contact information

Contact name

Catherine Francis, Community Funds Coordinator

Useful links