Kinegar (Cockburnspath & Cove) Community Fund

Background

Kinegar (Cockburnspath & Cove) Community Fund supports community projects that benefit those living in the Cockburnspath & Cove Community Council area in the Scottish Borders. The Fund has been set up by Kinegar Wind Farm Limited, a Foresight Group ("Foresight") project. Contributions to the Fund are shared equally between Foresight and Neuk Farm landlords, Arnot and Steven Findlay.

The Fund will make available a minimum of £22,000 (rising in line with inflation) every year over the operating life of the wind farm, which is expected to be 25 years. Decisions on grant awards are made by Cockburnspath & Cove Community Council.

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in the Cockburnspath & Cove area can to apply for a grant. Your group or organisation must have a governing document (a constitution 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.

Making A Difference

The Fund provides grants 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.

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.

Timescales

Award decisions are made at meetings of Cockburnspath & Cove Community Council. Your application must be submitted at least six weeks before you need a decision. Community Council meeting dates for 2019 are:

  • 14th August

  • 11th September

  • 9th October

  • 13th November

  • 11th December

How to Apply

Please read the Fund Factsheet prior to applying,.  You can either apply online or download and complete the application form. 

For more information contact our Edinburgh office on 0131 524 0300 or email.

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