Scottish Borders Council

Crowdfund Scotland Workshop | Peebles

The Crowdfund Scotland team are running a workshop on Thursday 17th October in association with their partners at LEADER.

This will be an introductory session suitable for anyone who wants to find out more about this method of fundraising and the potential uses for local projects.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is crowdfunding?

  • Introducing Crowdfund Scotland

  • What are the benefits of crowdfunding?

  • What makes a good crowdfunding project?

  • Three steps to success

St John’s Base Energy Efficiency Solution
Name of organisation/business: 
Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team
Funding: 
Scottish Borders LEADER - £21,206.82

Working for Waders

Wading birds are in steep decline. If we don’t act now, iconic species like lapwings and curlews may vanish from our farms. Come and find out what you can do on your farm to help.

Beef Efficiency Scheme project
Name of organisation/business: 
Hundleshope Farm
Funding: 
Beef Efficiency Scheme

Renewable energy networking event

Borders Energy Agency is hosting a free networking event to consider progress with renewable energy projects across the Scottish Borders.

A number of exciting initiatives have been delivered across the Borders in recent years. Changes in Government subsidy and wider economic issues have impacted the development of projects at all scales. However, significant opportunities still exist for renewables generation in rural South Scotland.

Stobs Camp Project
Name of organisation/business: 
Led by Archaeology Scotland
Funding: 
Scottish Borders LEADER: £77,193

For Peat's Sake - Managing Peatlands and Upland Grazing

Peatlands – friend or foe? This interactive meeting will focus on the current and future role that peatlands play within our hill farms.

Currently a valuable carbon sink, flood water store, wildlife habitat and clean water filter, will peatlands prove to be a future ‘cash cow’ for hill farms?

How can you, as farmers, increase the value of peatlands by restoration and, most importantly, how is this funded? 

Rural Wisdom Get-together

Outside the Box's Rural Wisdom project is exploring ways to make rural areas work better for older people. They're going to be holding a series of events across Scotland for anyone who is interested in this work to come together, to share thoughts, to hear from others and to build the network around the country.

They're pleased to now to holding the second of these events in Galashiels.

The day will include:

Fluffy Moos
Name of organisation/business: 
Fluffy Moos
Funding: 
Scottish Borders LEADER: £37,243.11

Fundraising Training - In Focus: Trusts & Foundations (Galashiels)

This session focuses on heritage organisations applying to Trusts & Foundations.

The training will include:
-an overview of where Trusts sit within the overall funding landscape
- the advantages and disadvantages of making applications
- an exploration of the various different types of trusts
- a guide to writing proposals

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