Useful Links

Links to information on other sources of grant or match funding

Community Enterprise:

Lottery funding for small and large projects – can be used for match funding

Heritage Lottery Fund , helping people across the UK to explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about

Enterprise and Low Carbon:

For UK entrepreneurs, with innovative commercially viable business ideas that reduce carbon emissions

Scottish Landfill Tax redistribution – BCCF Environmental is the approval body in the Scottish Borders

Arts & Media:

Dedicated support for the Creative Arts in the Scottish Borders

Creative Scotland distributes funding for the arts, screen and creative industries from two primary sources, the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. This funding is the means by which we support a portfolio of organisations across Scotland, as well as how we help with the development of individuals, the funding of ideas, new work and projects, and how we deliver specific activity with partners.

National educational charity committed to ensuring all children in the UK are inspired by the arts.

Business Support:

Business Gateway provides workshops and guidance on business start-ups as well as advice on business growth.  Expert specialist advice on ICT, Marketing, HR is also available.  They are able to help with business planning and cash flows, as well as identify grants and funding opportunities.

Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills.  Their website has sections for employers, employees and training providers.  SDS is looking to develop skills in people to aid the growing of the economy.


Sportscotland website with link to their funderfinder page

Project and funding information support and advice:

Scotish Borders Council’s community funding guide

Village SOS scheme provides consultancy support for projects based in small communities.  See link for more information and application forms.

The Bridge is a Council for Voluntary Service and a community development organization

Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service (BAVS) is a charity that supports, advises and provides service to voluntary groups.

Funding for charities, community groups or social enterprise, from small grants to funding for big capital projects.  Free search engine with over 900 funds.

Scottish Borders Council:

Claire Penny, Funding & Project Officer, Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA. Tel: 01835-826543.

Linda Cornwall, Grants Co-ordinator, Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA Tel: 01835-826659.


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