Deadline for Kilgallioch Community Fund Fast Approaching!

With grants of from £500 to £100,000, the Kilgallioch Community Fund can make a big difference to your community group or organisation.

From small awards such as £1,200 for Wigtown Bay Sailing Club to increase opportunities for young people to access water sports, to Kirkcolm Community Trust’s recent award of £50,000 to continue the creation of an energy efficient multi-purpose community hub from a former shop, the Kilgallioch Community Fund can support a wide range of activities, through a simple online process. The fund awarded over £200,000 in grants in August – in December, this could be your group!

Given the times we are living through, Kilgallioch Directors were particularly pleased in August to make awards to Children 1st (£20,000) which enables the charity to expand their family support service in South Carrick; to the Coronation Day Centre (£20,000) to continue to provide their highly valued Meals on Wheels Service to Stranraer and surrounding areas; to the Creetown Initiative (£17,500) for their Ferry Friends programme for older people in the Creetown area, and to the Fed Up Community Cafe (£17,274), to expand their volunteer programme for their project tackling food poverty and isolation.

Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company SC573283 Registered address: 1 Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart, DG8 6EQ

“Applying isn’t stressful, and it’s been a very positive experience…the people running the Fund want to get to know the project and understand your work” Andy Lund, Fed Up Community Café Project Coordinator
The next deadline for the Kilgallioch Community Fund is Monday 17th of October. So, if you are involved with a community group or project in South Carrick or Wigtownshire, why wait? Criteria and details of how to apply to the next funding round can be found at www.kilgallioch.co.uk. Pre-application enquiries are warmly welcomed, and groups can contact Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company’s grant making support team on 01557 814927 – they can answer any questions you might have about applying to the Kilgallioch Community Fund and have a chat about your project ideas.
The funds are provided by ScottishPower Renewables from its Kilgallioch Windfarm, and distributed by Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company, which is run by a board of local volunteer directors and supported by grant-making charity Foundation Scotland.
Nick Walker, Chair, said,
“We are proud to continue to distribute funds to valued community activities across South Carrick and Wigtownshire. The creativity demonstrated by funded groups in rising to the challenges of recent years to support their communities has been inspiring. As we move now to a period no less uncertain, with the challenges brought by the rising cost of living, the work of these groups will be invaluable.”

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