Previous Grant Awards

Community Fund 2019/20

Community Fund 2019/20 (01 April 2019 – 31 March 2020)

The Community Fund provided support to voluntary and community groups that were active within their communities, and assisted communities or interest groups with the development of community based projects. The scheme was provided and divided up between each of the five Area Partnerships (Berwickshire, Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot and Liddesdale and Tweeddale), with an amount set aside for Borders-wide projects.

The Community Fund consolidated a number of existing funds, including the Community Grant Scheme, Quality of Life budget and net 2019/20 budget of the Localities Bid Fund. It was an application based funding scheme based on need and was created to mainly fund defined projects but was able to provide one-off support grants to help sustain groups themselves if necessary.

The 2019/20 Community Fund was open for applications from 01 April 2019 until 31 March 2020 and approximately £358k was awarded to 78 groups. Please see further detail on successful grant awards below.

Locality Group Name Grant Amount Project
Berwickshire A Heart For Duns £1,925.00 Replace old wooden planters
Berwickshire Abundant Borders £1,386.00 Mobile kitchen equipment
Berwickshire Allanton, Edrom and Whitsome Community Council £929.00 Noticeboard
Berwickshire Ayton Enhancement Group £525.00 Gardening project
Berwickshire Chirnside Common Good Association £6,400.00 Maintenance to hard sports area
Berwickshire Chirnside Community Council £8,000.00 Lawnmower
Berwickshire Chirnside United FC £2,328.65 Floodlights project
Berwickshire Coldingham Gala Committee  £4,983.00 Purchase of staging
Berwickshire Coldstream Gateway Association £12,500.00 Water bowser
Berwickshire Connect Berwickshire Youth £6,099.00 Premises costs and facility redecoration
Berwickshire Duns and District Walking Netball Club  £445.00 Netball equipment
Berwickshire Eat Sleep Ride  £2,000.00 After-school horse care programme
Berwickshire Eyemouth and District Chamber of Trade  £930.20 Kirk Square Fair
Berwickshire Eyemouth and District Community Council  £1,080.00 BMX track development
Berwickshire Eyemouth Enhancement Group £1,170.00 Cleaner and Happier Eyemouth project
Berwickshire Honour Our Troops £501.00 Bench for war memorial gardens
Berwickshire Keeping Duns Blooming Marvellous £1,500.00 Shrubs, perennials and wild flower displays
Berwickshire Lennel Tennis Club  £7,218.83 Court maintenance
Berwickshire Reston and Auchencrow Community Council  £803.70 Purchase of street sweeper
Berwickshire Swinton and Ladykirk Community Council £2,241.00 Electrical cable replacement
Berwickshire Westruther Floral Gateway £1,236.60 Water bowsers and planters
Borderswide Home Basics £15,000.00 Support to expand charity
Borderswide One Step Borders £1,084.50 Outdoor equipment
Borderswide Tweed Forum £1,109.68 Safety equipment for river clean
Cheviot Ancrum Amateur Football Club  £1,500.00 Installation of floodlights
Cheviot Ancrum Community Council £540.00 War memorial flower beds
Cheviot Jedburgh and District Community News Group  £2,339.00 Marketing leaflets
Cheviot Jedburgh Border Games £1,500.00 Storage and transport of equipment
Cheviot Jedburgh Horticultural Society  £1,450.00 Purchase and planting of shrubs/perennials
Cheviot Jedburgh Instrumental Band  £11,763.00 Renovation of Mission Hall
Cheviot Jethart Callants £5,145.00 Bunting and lamppost survey
Cheviot Kalewater Community Company  £2,625.00 Archaeological work
Cheviot Kelso Heritage Society  £900.00 New historic places guide in Kelso
Cheviot Lanton Community Council  £1,164.00 Defibrillator
Cheviot Lothian Hall £2,462.40 Disabled access to hall
Cheviot QME Care £629.01 Place and Space project
Cheviot River Tweed Salmon Fishing Museum  £10,000.00 Establishing museum in Kelso
Cheviot St. Boswells Community Council  £336.00 Polwarth fountain repair
Cheviot Yetholm History Society  £6,200.00 Archive and heritage centre
Eildon Auld Earlston £681.00 IT equipment
Eildon Burgh Primary School Parent Council £1,500.00 Playground equipment
Eildon Earlston Paths Group £1,360.80 Roofed shelter at Leaderfoot
Eildon Earlston Wednesday Club £631.56 Coach hire and celebratory lunch
Eildon Energise Galashiels  £7,020.00 Development of Cycling Without Age
Eildon Friends and Family of Newtown Primary School  £4,438.40 New ball wall and health activities
Eildon Galashiels Community Council £815.40 Gala in Bloom bowser
Eildon Gala Rugby £10,000.00 Maroon'd event
Eildon Lauderdale Scout Group £10,000.00 Repairs to scout hall
Eildon Macfie Hall £10,000.00 Renovation of Macfie Hall, Heriot
Eildon Newtown in Bloom  £1,291.43 Planters
Eildon Nurture the Borders £9,800.00 Rent and utilities costs
Eildon Stable Life  £20,000.00 Running costs
Eildon TD1 Youth Hub  £4,500.00 Digital learning suite
Eildon Weigh Greener £10,405.00 Development of Weigh Greener shop
Teviot and Liddesdale Alchemy Film and Arts £9,925.00 "Once Upon a Time in Hawick" project
Teviot and Liddesdale The Borders Green Team  £4,948.20 Replacing garden maintenance equipment
Teviot and Liddesdale Future Hawick £5,166.00 Printing costs (6,000 brochures/surveys)
Teviot and Liddesdale Hawick Community Council £1,328.00 Gazebos
Teviot and Liddesdale Hobkirk Community Council  £1,352.00 Village noticeboards
Teviot and Liddesdale Town of a Thousand Trails £2,300.40 Launch event and promotional materials
Tweeddale Carlops Village Centre £6,110.73 Digital projector
Tweeddale Innerleithen Community Trust £5,427.00 Upgrade of chairs in Memorial Hall
Tweeddale Newlands Community Development Trust £1,500.00 Festive lighting
Tweeddale Peebles Baptist Church £30,000.00 King's Barn development
Tweeddale Peebles Burgh Silver Band £10,000.00 Replacement instruments
Tweeddale Peebles Christmas Lights Association £1,125.00 Safety equipment
Tweeddale Peebles Community Trust £20,090.00 Disabled access
Tweeddale Peebles Lawn Tennis Club £5,000.00 Resurfacing courts
Tweeddale Peebles Youth Trust £2,333.00 Playground equipment
Tweeddale St. Ronan's Bowling Club £847.00 Purchase of equipment
Tweeddale The Bridge £10,000.00 Tweed Wheels vehicle purchase
Tweeddale Tweeddale Youth Action  £1,350.00 Bike Punks project
Tweeddale Tweedgreen £928.00 Water bowser
Tweeddale Tweedlove £4,500.00 Free events at Tweedlove Festival
Tweeddale Tweedsmuir Community Company £6,750.00 Interpretation board
Tweeddale Walkerburn Bowling and Petanque Club  £275.00 Skip hire
Tweeddale Walkerburn Public Hall £3,251.78 To support Walkerburn Youth Club
Tweeddale West Linton and District Heritage Society £1,417.50 Renovation of historic sundial
Total   £358,317.77