Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund opens for round two

The Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund has entered round two.

Over £416,000 will be invested in coastal communities across the region next year.

The application process opened on Monday and the deadline is Friday January 22 at 12 noon.

The fund was established to invest funds awarded to the Council from the net revenue generated from Scottish Crown Estate marine assets (out to 12 nautical miles).

There are three funding streams available. Two for community and public sector bodies and one for businesses.

  • Smaller Project Fund for third and public sector organisations: Total available £75,000 – towards smaller projects seeking up to £5,000
  • Larger Project Fund for third and public sector organisations: Total available £266,620 – towards larger projects seeking over £5,000
  • Business Fund for private companies and social enterprises: Total available £75,000 – towards businesses seeking up to £5,000

All applications must:
• demonstrate tangible benefits to the safety, health and wellbeing and/or economy of coastal communities.
• demonstrate their contribution to the Council Priorities and Commitments (click here); and
• be for new projects, which can include feasibility studies.

Applications must be for new projects, which includes feasibility studies for new initiatives.

The Fund cannot support current projects or the ongoing running costs of organisations, but existing organisations can apply for new projects and activities.

Applications can be for capital and/or revenue costs but must be for projects that are expected to use the grant award within a 12 month period

Third Sector organisations/community groups require to have a constitution and appropriate governance and financial arrangements in place, proportionate to the value of the application.

For more go HERE.