Previous Grant Awards

Localities Bid Fund 1

Localities Bid Fund 1 (October 2017 – December 2017)

The Localities Bid Fund was created to support community projects and initiatives across the Scottish Borders and its aims were to help achieve local priorities and benefit communities. Communities were able to decide on how the £500k should be allocated. Ideas and projects were assessed by local Elected Members and officers and projects that met the assessment criteria were then put forward to a community vote to decide on which should receive funding.

The first round of funding was open for applications from October 2017 until December 2017 and approximately £180k was awarded to 17 groups. Please see further detail on successful grant awards below.

Locality Group Name Grant Amount Project
Berwickshire Connect Berwickshire Youth Project £6,000.00 Berwickshire Wheels and minibus lease
Berwickshire Duns and District Men's Shed £7,300.00 Start-up costs
Berwickshire Duns Amateur Swimming Club £650.00 Primary schools swimming gala
Berwickshire Friends of Duns Primary School £29,000.00 Enhancement of primary school provision
Cheviot Borders Search and Rescue Unit £35,000.00 Build mountain rescue base
Eildon Rowlands Selkirk £6,809.00 Free meal service (Food For Thought)
Eildon Rowlands Selkirk £7,000.00 Clothing recycling project (Swap Shop)
Eildon Stow Community Learning Hub £15,000.00 Community learning space in school
Eildon Stow Primary School Parent Council £5,000.00 Embankment slide at primary school
Teviot and Liddesdale Artbeat Studios £3,500.00 Out-of-hours community art hub
Teviot and Liddesdale Escape Youth Services £8,000.00 Installation of climbing walls in youth club
Teviot and Liddesdale Hawick Community Pump Track £15,000.00 Community pump track
Teviot and Liddesdale Hawick Men's Shed £6,500.00 Conversion to kitchen facilities
Teviot and Liddesdale Newcastleton Polysport £5,000.00 Ride-on mower
Tweeddale Clovenfords Digital Ninjas £25,000.00 After-school technology club
Tweeddale Julie's Kitchen Garden £4,600.00 Fruit and veg garden at Clovenfords Primary School
Tweeddale Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue £400.00 DMM Talon Steep Ground Anchors
Total   £179,759.00