Burnhead Moss Avonbridge and Standburn

Community Fund

Background

The EDF ER Burnhead Moss Community Fund is a new charitable fund that will benefit the communities of Avonbridge and Standburn. It is part of a wider fund that is also benefitting the communities of Limerigg and Slamannan in  Falkirk and Blackridge in West Lothian.

Community benefit funds linked to commercial wind farms are often determined by community council boundaries so the boundaries of the Avonbridge and Standburn community council areas define the area of funding.

The Fund will provide £34,666 to  Avonbridge and Standburn in the first year and rise in line with inflation.

For more information about the community read the community plan.

There is also an area wide Education & Training Fund will have £26,000 available (equivalent to 20% of the overall Fund). This Fund will support a range of education, training or re-training opportunities primarily linked to the Renewables and Energy sector. 

Priorities

Constituted groups and organisations working to benefit people in Avonbridge and Standburn are eligible to apply for a grant for a range of community activities that will:

  • Enhance quality of life for local residents;

  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities;

  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

Groups will need to complete an application form and your application will be assessed by Foundation Scotland. Awards can support a wide range of costs and activities including equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities etc.

Groups that receive a grant will have up to 12 months to spend their grant.

The Fund cannot support:

  • Projects which do not primarily benefit people living within Avonbridge or Standburn.

  • Individuals or groups without a constitution.

  • The advancement of religion or politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups including property maintenance). 

  • Overseas trips or the repayment of loans or payment of debts.                   

  • Costs already incurred or activities which will take place before we have made a decision on an application (retrospective funding).                             

  • Payments towards areas understood to be the exclusive responsibility of statutory authorities.

  • Applications that are for the sole benefit to flora and fauna. Applicants must demonstrate the direct benefit to the local community and/or service users in cases where the grant application is concerned with flora and fauna.                                           

  • Anti-wind farm/renewable energy activities, including activities contrary to the interests of EDF and its subsidiaries.

Groups that receive a grant will have up to 12 months to spend their grant.

Making A Difference

To ensure the funding is put to good use in the short, medium and longer term a community conversation and planning process will begin in early 2017.  This will help identify more specific priorities or projects that the community will work towards. 

Timescales

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis – there are no closing dates. Foundation Scotland will assess and decide the outcome of your application within six weeks.

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form or downloading the application form and returning.

Grants

Latest Grants

Avonbridge Hall Committee

  • To fund annual maintenance of the hall.
  • Amount awarded: £3,000

Avonbridge Hall Committee

  • To refurbish the ladies toilets, including new drainage, sanitary ware, basins, lights, worktops, plumbing, decoration, flooring, and labour.
  • Amount awarded: £5,500

Avonbridge Parent Council

  • To purchase a charging station and additional iPads for use by school pupils.
  • Amount awarded: £2,981.18

Avonbridge Parent Council

  • To fund a short film-making course for local young people aged 10 and up over the summer holiday.
  • Amount awarded: £1,470

Avonbridge Parent Council

  • To run a weekly activity club during the summer holidays for children nursery aged through P3 living in the area, with a mixture of free play, sports, crafts, movies and music.
  • Amount awarded: £1,100

Avonbridge Hall Committee

  • To fund coach hire for a community outing to Blackpool in July 2018.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

Avonbridge Parent Council

  • To support transport costs over 2018-19 for activities that will support and enhance the education and development of pupils.
  • Amount awarded: £3,500

Avonbridge and Standburn Community Council

  • To fund a Christmas tree and lights for Avonbridge, providing an opportunity for initiating and developing community Christmas celebrations in 2018.
  • Amount awarded: £3,000

Avonbridge and Standburn Community Council

  • To fund a Christmas tree and lights for Standburn which will provide an opportunity for initiating and developing community Christmas celebrations in 2018.
  • Amount awarded: £3,000
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