Information for community groups, village halls, charities and social enterprises

During this time, Bavs will continue to support organisations to ensure they are well run and compliant. We will also continue to work Berwickshire Federation of Village Halls to support village halls during COVID-19.

If you have any queries about governance or need any advice please email

Charities in receipt of 100% rate relief can now apply for a COVID Small Business Support Grant to help you through this crisis.  The grant is £10,000 and will be paid into your bank account in 10 days of you submitting the application. It’s a simple claim form, asking for factual information only. Apply on the Scottish Borders Council website.

Guidance for community groups supplying PPE – updated 5th May 2020

The Borders Third Sector Interface has published Covid-19  guidance for voluntary groups and organisations. It covers areas such as AGMs, governance, funding and new service delivery.

The organisations below produce constant updates about guidance, resources, funding and information for the third sector during COVID-19: