Greencoat Drone Hill

Community Fund

Background

The Greencoat Drone Hill Community Fund benefits those living within the areas covered by Reston & Auchencrow, Grantshouse, Coldingham, and Cockburnspath & Cove Community Councils. The Fund is provided by Greencoat UK Wind, who own and operate the Drone Hill Wind Farm, and is managed by Foundation Scotland.

The Fund was opened in 2012. An annual amount of £40,000, rising in line with inflation, will be paid into the Fund for the operating life of the wind farm.

A Community Panel, made up of people who live, work or volunteer in the four areas decide how grants are awarded from the Fund.

It is intended that, over the first three years of the Fund’s operation, the four community council areas will receive broadly equal levels of benefits - approximately £30,000 for each area.

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in the four areas can to 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 to be a registered charity to apply.

To find out more about how the fund is managed read the Fund Case Study

Making A Difference

The fund provides grants of between £250 and £10,000 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.

A wide range of costs and activities will be considered for funding e.g.; equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities.

The panel will welcome applications that propose to work across the four areas.

The grant to the Coldingham Society and Duns Rugby Club provides examples of how the fund is making a difference to the community.

Timescales

Deadline

Panel Meeting

15 March 2019

6 May 2019

20 September 2019

11 November 2019

How to Apply

Please complete the online application  or download  an application form.  Please also ensure you read the fund factsheet  before completing your application.  Completed forms and supporting documents must be received by the deadline.

For further information contact Tom Black.

Grants

Latest Grants

Coldingham Society

  • To purchase seats and picnic tables to be sited around the village and to provide bird/bat boxes in the community woodland and community garden.
  • Amount awarded: £2,460

Grantshouse Community Council

  • To purchase and install three freestanding oak noticeboards.
  • Amount awarded: £4,850

Cockburnspath Village Hall Committee

  • To sand and re-paint the upper fascias of the hall.
  • Amount awarded: £1,500

Cockburnspath Village Hall Committee

  • To restore the flooring in the main hall.
  • Amount awarded: £4,416

Coldingham Primary School Parents and Friends Association

  • To construct and outfit a facility on the beach to safely store equipment which can be used by the school and community groups to promote outdoor learning, recreation, and improved disabled access to the beach.
  • Amount awarded: £9,938

Eyemouth United Football Club

  • To convert one of the club Pavilion's existing toilets into a disabled toilet.
  • Amount awarded: £5,924

Connect Berwickshire Youth Project

  • To contribute to the cost of employing an office manager.
  • Amount awarded: £5,000

Grantshouse Village Hall Committee

  • To install new flooring in the hall toilets and to paint the exterior of the hall.
  • Amount awarded: £3,445

Grantshouse Community Council

  • To fund planters and traffic signage for Houndwood Village.
  • Amount awarded: £3,142.11

 

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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