Community-led Planning Funding

Developing your Local Place Plan

Borders Community Action hold funds to support you with community engagements (e.g. for printing, venue hire, publicity etc) and the activities of your core team needed to support these (e.g. funding for local administration and communications support). We are open to being flexible and responsive to local needs with these funds and want to hear from you about what your team needs are for this task. 

If there are some skills which you feel you need to get consultancy support to fulfil and know a local consultant who can meet this need, our budget may also be able to help with this. 

If you require an external consultant the Scottish Borders Council have funds ringfenced for your team to access their consultancy framework. This is a pool of pre-vetted specialist organisations which can undertake community engagement, data analysis, plan presentation etc under the direction of and in collaboration with your core team. View the Consultancy Framework.  

To access either of the above funded support please contact Beth.

Project funding 

The Scottish Borders Council have funds available for projects which form part of a community-led plan from the Shared Prosperity Fund and the Place Based Investment Programme. To access these funds complete the Scottish Borders Councils’s Expression of Interest form. 

Borders Community Action has a funding section on our website. 

Scottish Borders Council have information on project funding here. 

Borderlands Place Programme funding is available to support the delivery of Town Investment Plans in Eyemouth, Galashiels, Jedburgh and Hawick. The first stage to accessing this funding for projects is the development of a Place Plan. This can be the same thing as a Local Place Plan but has additional requirements. For examples of Borderlands Place Plans, visit SBC’s Place Programme website.