The Scottish Borders Warm and Well Fund is open for applications.
The fund has been launched to support voluntary, community and charity organisations to provide a warm space for local residents, families and friends who are struggling to heat their homes during the winter months. We want to support a dignified approach for the allocation of this funding and are working in partnership with The Bridge and BAVS to ensure help reaches communities and individuals who require additional assistance.
A fund of £100,000 has been made available and each Locality will receive an allocation of this funding based on their population. Organisations in Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot & Liddesdale and Tweeddale can apply for up to £2,000 towards the cost of opening up community venues or to extend existing opening hours. Grant awards can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:
- Cost of energy bills
- Food provision
- Light refreshments
- Staff/volunteer costs
In Berwickshire funding is being distributed through BAVS. The process for applying in Berwickshire is available on BAVS website
The Warm and Well Fund is part of a larger package of support from Scottish Borders Council, totalling £1.2m which is providing help to communities affected by the cost of living.
How to apply
If you would like to apply to the Warm and Well Fund, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
Please ensure that you read the guidance notes for information on eligibility and that you have all the supporting documents detailed in the guidance notes, ready to submit.
Please help us to progress you application by submitting all the relevant supporting documents – we will not be able to consider your application until we have received these.
If you need help to complete the application form, please contact the Communities and Partnership team. If you have received a grant from Scottish Borders Council previously and have since delivered the project in full or the evaluation deadline has lapsed, a grant evaluation form must be completed before you can apply for a new grant.
The Warm and Well Fund will be operated in line with the principles of best practice and our Code of Practice for following the Public Pound.
The closing date for applications to this fund is Friday 31 March 2023. Please ensure all applications and supporting documents have been sent by this date in order for your application to be considered.