Common Good Funds
Our Common Good Fund provides groups or individuals with financial help to organise events and activities for residents in their area.
The Common Good Funds are made up of money, land and buildings plus moveable items such as the provost chain and badge, various robes and official garments, paintings and artifacts. We keep a register of land and buildings owned by Common Good Funds .
Depending on the criteria, funds may be awarded for:
- improving the appearance of the area
- attracting people into the area
- positively raising the profile of the area
- promoting awareness of the area
- contributing to a larger scale project with a longer term goal
Funding is open to a range of applicants, including:
- Third sector, voluntary and community organisations
- Community groups which have a constitution
Dumfries Common Good Fund
Dumfries Common Good Fund Small Grants Scheme is currently closed. Details on future rounds will appear on this page.
All applications from community organisations require match-funding of at least 50% which must be detailed in the application, and confirmed before grants are paid out. The maximum grant award to community organisations is £1,500.
Applications from individuals will be considered on a sponsorship basis only. The applicant must be resident in Dumfries Burgh. No match-funding is required from individuals but applications incorporating match-funding or fundraising activities will be considered more favourably. The maximum grant award to individuals is £500.
Please read the Small Grants Scheme Criteria before completing the application.
Lockerbie Common Good
The Lockerbie Common Good Fund is currently closed. Details on future rounds will appear on this page.
Apply for funding
Stranraer Common Good
The Stranraer Common Good Fund is currently closed and will re-open on 1 April 2024 for applications to be considered in June/July 2024
Please complete the Common Good Application Form taking into consideration the agreed criteria for awarding grants as detailed below