Do you have a community project that requires funding?
Will your project benefit people in the Blackhill Community of Berwickshire?
If so, you may be eligible to apply for a Blackhill Community Fund grant.
Please read the Funding Guidelines page before applying, to see if you are eligible for our funding.
If you are eligible, fill in the application form online. Our next meeting date is 15th February 2024 so please have applications in to us by 31st January 2024
The Black Hill Wind Farm Community Fund Ltd is a charitable organisation funded by Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES), the operators of the Blackhill Wind Farm situated to the south of Longformacus, Berwickshire.
We grant aid to community projects within the community council areas of Abbey St Bathans, Bonkyl and Preston; Cranshaws, Ellemford and Longformacus: Duns; Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth. In exceptional circumstances grants may be awarded to groups outside our catchment, providing there is clear evidence of a significant impact within our area. Such judgements are made at the discretion of the board.
The fund is managed by a board of 4 Directors representing each Community Council, one director from RES and up to 4 Independent Directors.
We have an annual budget of about £35,000 and over recent years we have provided grants of between £300 - £5,000 in support of about 20 applications per annum. The average award has been circa £1,500. The success of your application will be improved by showing you have explored other funding sources. Please be advised that core funding for ongoing salary costs is not usually supported.
CALL FOR NEW DIRECTORS
We are currently looking to add to our board of directors to ensure we present our broad and diverse community. If you would like to join our small and friendly board, we would love to hear from you. We are particularly interested in hearing from young people and women. The main qualification required is an interest in and commitment to your community.