Scottish Borders

Federation of Village Halls Grant Scheme

Each Federation aims to support the development of the village halls in their area as well as provide training and ongoing advice to village hall committees. With the assistance of our funding, they also administer small grant schemes which can offer project funding and in some cases revenue support.

The funding application and criteria document can be obtained from the Development team.

Small Local Project Funds

The Orcome Trust supports charitable projects and community groups which have significance for the local area with funding of up to £5,000.

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The Rowan Boland Memorial Trust

The Trust provides junior sports people living in the Scottish Borders with assistance to enable them to further their sporting careers, whatever their chosen sport. The main aim of the Trust is to support enthusiastic youngsters, showing potential, to compete at Representative Level. They consider a variety of support requests including those for competition costs out with the athlete's normal competition or training schedule, travel costs, accommodation, specialist equipment and training courses.

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The Shared Prosperity Fund

Do you know that you can apply for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund? The total Community and Place investment is just over £1.9m. If you have a project with a cost of over £20,000 request, you can apply via Scottish Borders Council. Please note funding offered is mainly revenue with a limited amount of capital (£786,000 over the two years). Your project should be ready to start and have all necessary statutory requirements and match-funding (where applicable) in place.

  • Examples of suitable projects would be those which support:
  • Development of local towns, villages and communities;
  • Town centre regeneration, including the development of local jobs and businesses;
  • Place making through the development of town and village plans;
  • The promotion of training and skills for all, with an emphasis on green skills and low carbon; and
  • Active travel such as walking and cycling.

You will have to submit an expression of interest via the Scottish Borders Council website, please complete our expression of interest form, and email it to If you need help, please get in touch and one of our Community Development Leads will get back to you.