Robin Rigg Community Fund Still Open!

Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is Still Open to Applications for the Robin Rigg Community Fund for 2023 on both sides of the Solway.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 3 November 2022.

The Robin Rigg Community Fund, provided by RWE Renewables, is available to community groups and organisations in the eligible Solway area undertaking activities that contribute to the reduction of the effects of climate change or otherwise benefit the local community.

The fund is open to any organisation within the specified geographical area: from Silloth on Solway, along the Cumbrian coast to St Bees; and also from New Abbey, west along the coast to Borgue (Caerlaverock is also included). on the Dumfries and Galloway side of the Solway.

Groups can apply for a grant of £1,000 to £15,000 (only once in each year of the fund). The deadline for applications to the Robin Rigg Community Fund is 5pm on Thursday 3 November 2022. Further applications may be invited during 2023 if funds are available.

Clair McFarlan, Solway Firth Partnership Manager, said: “It’s not too late to apply. We are inviting applications from communities around the Solway coast for projects that will provide benefit to the local community in the areas of Environment; Renewable energy; Energy efficiency; Sustainable development; Charity; Education; Community; and General community amenity schemes or projects. Some examples of projects funded in 2022 include: Kirkcudbright Skatepark’s purchase of picnic benches; and Cumbria Youth Alliance’s work with young people on Environmental Projects.”

Mike Edwards, Robin Rigg General Manager, “I’m delighted that we are once again inviting applications for the fourth year of the Robin Rigg Community Fund through the Solway Firth Partnership. We’ve seen over the past few years that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big adverse impact on many local charities and community groups, so we feel it is more important than ever to offer this support in our neighbouring communities. This fund provides a great opportunity for local communities to benefit in 2023 so why not apply!”

Full details of the Robin Rigg Community Fund including a downloadable application form can be found on the Solway Firth Partnership website