Borders community groups encouraged to apply to council small grant scheme

Scottish Borders CouncilScottish Borders Council is encouraging local communities from across the region to apply to its community grant scheme.

The scheme is open to all constituted community groups across the Borders and provides grants of up to £5,000 to support projects which:

  • improve access to local activities/services
  • improve the environment
  • increase pride in communities
  • improve access to advice and information.
  • In some circumstances, support is available to groups who are experiencing financial difficulty. Advice is also available on the many other grants that are available, both large and small, across Scotland.

    Councillor Jim Brown, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for community planning, said: “Community grants are available for local community groups who are keen to come together and make a difference in their local area. Whether you want to have an event, refurbish a building or derelict piece of ground or simply buy equipment to help groups in your area to thrive, funding could be available to help you make your project a reality.”

    To download an application form and find out more about the scheme, visit

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