Drone Hill Community Fund: Fund News

Wind farm fund now provides up to £10,000 for community projects

Community groups and local charities can now apply for larger grants through Greencoat Drone Hill Community Fund. Applicants are able to request up to a maximum of £10,000 in funding towards their project.

The decision comes in light of the Fund Panel’s wish to ensure the local communities gets maximum benefit from the fund.

Tom Black, Foundation Scotland commented “This new higher level of funding will hopefully attract those community groups and charitable bodies who have ideas for a project but for whom limited funding opportunities may have prevented them from taking their idea forward thus far.”

The next deadline for applications is 14 September with decisions due in mid-November

Carnival comes to Coldingham

A taste of Brazil is coming to Coldingham thanks to an award from the Greencoat Drone Hill Community Fund. The grant is one of nine recent awards made totalling £22,976.

The award of £4,620 to Coldingham Gala Committee will help the Committee establish a village samba band, purchase the drums and percussion kit and recruit a specialist tutor.

Chairman of the Gala Committee, Jim Taylor commented; "This is a real coup for Coldingham and its partner villages. The establishment of a performing Samba Band, involving local school children, young people and adults will give a further musical and performing focus for the local area and will act as a catalyst for involving the population as a whole, and in so doing, hopefully contribute to social cohesion."


Since 2012 the community fund has become a valuable resource for local groups to improve and develop the facilities

Dronehill Bytweb they use and the services they provide to members and/or the wider community. in the last year (16/17) 19 Awards were madeto local groups supporting a variety of projects.  Groups who benefitted included Borders Tae Kwon DoBorders Youth Theatre.

If you would like to find out more please read The Fund Report  which demonstrates how the fund has made a difference this last year.


Previous Fund Reports

Fund Report 2015-2016

Fund report 2012 - 2015


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