CHARITIES and community organisations based in towns and villages alongside the new railway line are being invited to apply for the next round of a community fund.
Those applying can benefit from up to £250 for projects which encourage railway, site or road safety, discourage theft and vandalism or engage with the local community.
Previous beneficiaries include Stow Primary School, which plans to build a temporary educational building in the form of a traditional yurt, and the council’s Inspire Awards, which acknowledge the achievements of young people.
Craig Bowman, senior communications manager for the Borders Railway project, said: “The Borders Railway will have positive benefits for many communities along the route, but we’re also aware that there will be some people concerned about potential safety risks.
“By funding these projects, we’re going some way towards spreading railway safety messages and leaving a positive legacy from project construction.
Applications must be submitted before Friday, March 14.
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