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Scottish Borders Council logo''April 2009

Scottish Borders Council logo''April 2009

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Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is encouraging local communities from across the region to apply to its community grant scheme.

The scheme is open to all community groups in the Borders and provides grants of up to £5,000 to support projects which can be used to improve access to services, improve the environment, increase peoples’ pride in their community and provide easier access to advice and information.

In some circumstances, support is available to groups who are experiencing financial difficulty. Advice is also available on the many other grants that are available, both large and small, across Scotland.

Councillor Jim Brown, SBC’s executive member for community planning said: “Community grants are available for local community groups who are keen to come together and make a difference in their local area. Whether you want to have an event, refurbish a building or derelict piece of ground or simply buy equipment to help groups in your area to thrive, funding could be available to help you make your project a reality.”

To apply and find out more about the scheme, visit www.scotborders.gov.uk/communitygrants

Information is also available from grants co-ordinator Linda Cornwall on 01835 826659.

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