Langhope Rig

Community Fund


The Langhope Rig Community Fund supports groups and organisations delivering projects and services within the geographic areas served by the community councils of Ettrick & Yarrow, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk & Midlem, Upper Teviotdale and Borthwick Water, Hawick and Denholm & District 

The Fund is provided by Langhope Rig Wind Farm Ltd and is a minimum of  £80,000 per year. 

The Fund comprises two sub-funds.

Sub-fund A supports groups and organisations delivering projects and services within the geographic areas served by the community councils of Ettrick & Yarrow, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk & Midlem, Upper Teviotdale and Borthwick Water.

The sub-fund operates as a single, joint fund across the three community council areas and an Advisory Panel of local people, including Community Councillors, decide on awards.

Sub-fund B includes the above three community council areas but additionally Hawick  and Denholm & District. Each of the five community councils is responsible for fund distribution locally within their own communtiy council area. Please contact the various community councils for further information. 


The Fund seeks to:

  • Encourage community activity and promote community spirit;

  • Ensure adequate access to services for all community members;

  • Improve local transport infrastructure;

  • Build the local economy;

  • Build community capacity and cohesion between groups; and/or

  • Develop or maintain community assets.

Making A Difference

Grant requests 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. For revenue projects, there is no guarantee of ongoing support. We encourage groups to be working towards being self-sustaining where possible.

Applicants are encouraged to secure other sources of grant funding and/or demonstrate reasonable efforts to contribute some money through local fundraising activity. However there is not an absolute requirement to secure match funding and we understand that this may not always be feasible.


The Fund will not support the following:

  • Projects which do not primarily benefit people living within the community areas listed above.

  • Individuals or groups without a constitution.

  • The advancement of religion or politics.

  • Trips abroad.

  • General fundraising appeals or activities or organisations that only provide national benefits.

  • 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 generally understood to be the responsibility of statutory authorities, including schools, i.e. projects that take place in school, during school hours and/or only for the benefit of the pupils will not be considered. PTAs/Parent Councils can apply if appropriately constituted but must evidence the project has genuine wider community benefit.

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



Closing Date for Applications

Panel Decision Date

Friday 11th January 2019

February 2019

Friday 14th June 2019

August 2019


For further advice or information on the Fund or to discuss your application, please contact the Programme Administrator on 01557 814927 or email

How to Apply

Please read the Fund Factsheet before applying. Then either complete an online application or alternatively download the application form and return.


Latest Grants

Sub Fund A

Heads Together

  • To purchase the building that Heads Together is based in.
  • Amount awarded: £10,000

Midlem Village Hall Committee

  • To purchase a sit-on lawnmower to maintain public space owned by the hall committee.
  • Amount awarded: £4,500

Teviothead Hall

  • To pay for a rewire of the village hall, additional light and plug sockets and a building warrant to carry out those works.
  • Amount awarded: £6,594

Boston Memorial Hall

  • To refit hall kitchen with new wall cupboards to replace the existing old units.
  • Amount awarded: £1,900

Upper Teviotdale Pastoral Society

  • To purchase two new marquees/tents to provide accommodation for judges, refreshments, changing facilities and additional craft stalls.
  • Amount awarded: £4,465

Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk and Midlem Community Council

  • To contribute to the community purchase of land.
  • Amount awarded £9,707.47

Ettrick and Yarrow Community Development Company

  • To contribute towards the cost of a part-time project development manager for 18 months
  • Amount awarded £10,000

Ettrick and Yarrow Playgroup

  • To fund the running costs of Ettrick & Yarrow Playgroup for one year.
  • Amount awarded £2,369

Midlem Village Hall Committee

  • To improve roads and adjacent parking areas in the village.
  • Amount awarded £10,000
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