Important Message On Coronavirus

Foundation Scotland – We are open

Reassurance on supporting communities, charities and social enterprises following the impact of Coronavirus
Foundation Scotland appreciate that the Coronavirus situation will have a big impact on communities. We know that charities, local organisations and social enterprises will play a critical support role - providing practical and emotional support, helping to mobilise local services, care for those most in need and tackle isolation.
We want to reassure you that we will do what we can to support communities.

We are open as usual – our staff are now are working from home - we are working differently, working digitally. Staff work travel has been suspended so we will hold our meetings online.
All contacts including telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Please just continue to contact our staff through these means. Our IT systems enable us to work from home with no risk to data security and ensure there is limited disruption to services.

Please continue with grant applications – however please scan and email in any supporting documents. Our offices are closed for the time being, and we cannot receive mail – so please do not post any supporting documents. If you don’t have a scanner an option is to download a scanner app onto your smart phone – this uses the camera function to scan the document and convert it into a PDF for e-mail.

We aim to be as helpful as possible over the coming weeks - so our grantees can focus on supporting communities. Alongside continuing to deliver all our community funds and published grant-making programmes, we are taking the following steps:

  1. Relaxing deadlines for monitoring reports
  2. Increasing mentoring and support for grantees and investees
  3. Establishing payment holidays for social enterprises supported with loans
  4. Increasing cash flow support loans to social enterprises
  5. Planning to introduce rolling deadlines for some place-based Funds for those delivering any projects that address immediate community needs in light of the Coronavirus
  6. Working with other funders to pool resources
  7. Working with local community organisations and umbrella groups to gather information about local needs and how best to support these
  8. Establishing a Community Resilience and Recovery Fund
  9. Giving our staff paid time to work flexibly so that they can care for loved ones and also volunteer and support activity in their local community dealing with needs arising from the Coronavirus
  10. Asking you how we can best support your community

Please do get in touch, as normal, if you have questions.


Acknowledge & Close

Clyde (Dumfries and Galloway)

Community Fund

The Clyde Windfarm (Scotland) Ltd is a joint venture partnership between SSE, Greencoat UK Wind Plc and GLIL Corporate Holdings Ltd. The Clyde (Dumfries & Galloway) Community Fund benefits the 12 Community Council areas of Carronbridge, Durisdeer, Johnstone, Kirkconnel and Kelloholm, Kirkmichael, Kirkpatrick Juxta, Moffat and District, Closeburn, Royal Burgh of Sanquhar & District, Thornhill, Wamphray and Wanlockhead. It will be in place for the operating life of the wind farm which is expected to be 25 years.

The Fund is managed by Foundation Scotland.  Decisions on awards will be made by a local Community Panel made up of representatives from each of the 12 communities.

The Fund is approximately £170,000 annually; with each community allocated a 1/12th share.  However the amounts available for distribution vary, depending on each area's previous funding commitments.  Some areas have already allocated their funds and therefore no longer have funds available for grant-making.

For the current round the 12 communities have the following available.

Area Amount Area Amount
Carronbridge £69,977 Kirkpartick Juxta (Beattock) £42,958
Closeburn £17,211 Moffat £4,942
Durisdeer £52,606 Royal Burgh of Sanquhar £2,362
Johnstone £34,204 Thornhill £41,442
Kirkconnel & Kelloholm £18,395 Wamphray £49,845
Kirkmichael £40,096 Wanlockhead £27,647

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in the 12 communities can apply to the Fund.  Your group must have a constitution (a governing document or set of rules) and be set up on a not-for-profit basis.  It does not need a registered charity to apply.

For more information read the fund factsheet 

Read the Fund Case Study

Making A Difference

The fund will provide grants to support the costs of relevant projects, services and facilities that meet the following criteria. This can include running costs for local groups, staff or sessional workers, consultations and feasibility studies, events and festivals, the cost of purchasing equipment, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities etc.

The purpose of the fund is to support activities that will:

• enhance quality of life and promote people's well-being.
• promote community spirit and bring people together.
• foster vibrant, sustainable communities.



Important dates:

Application Deadline


15th January 2021

April 2021

2nd July 2021

September 2021


How to Apply

Download the fund factsheet  for more information before applying.

Standard grants : Please apply online or by downloading the application form

Large grants: Please download an enquiry form.


Latest Grants

Kirkmichael Hall Community Group         

  • To upgrade and extend the play park in Nethermill to improve community facilities, particularly to encourage active lifetyles amongst young people and families in the village.              
  • Amount Awarded:           £42,384.00

Beechgrove Sports Partnership

  • To contribute to the capital build of a new sports pavilion in Moffat to replace the current building which is not fit for purpose.       
  • Amount Awarded:           £10,000.00

Wanlockhead Community Centre SCIO  

  • To provide a series of stained glass workshops at Wanlockhead Community Centre run by a local specialist. 
  • Amount Awarded:           £7,074.00

Wamphray Community Council 

  • To level and lay the car parking areas around Wamphray Village Hall with tarmacadam, which will result in the carpark being drier and safer for hall users.           
  • Amount Awarded:           £12,803.00

Nith Valley Leaf Trust     

  • To contribute towards the building of a meeting house and a tool shed, access paths and raised beds for the community orchard / garden.             
  • Amount Awarded:           £5,543.00


  • To contract professional web designers to develop the VisitMoffat website.         
  • Amount Awarded:           £6,915.00

Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Development Trust     

  • To contribute towards the costs of re-employing a fulltime Food Share Co-ordinator during 2021 to further develop the Upper Nithsdale Food Sharing Group.            
  • Amount Awarded:           £12,000.00

Brighten Up Sanquhar Group      

  • To redevelop a garden area in the town and make it accessible to all residents and visitors.              
  • Amount Awarded:           £10,000.00

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all grants

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