Generating Cash for the Community

By bellmannews / December 2, 2019
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Twenty-One Local Groups Benefit from Wind Farm Community Fund

From Kirsty Alchin Wind Farm Administrator 

FUNDING worth a total of £29,341.46 was handed out to a range of local groups and projects at the Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund Awards on Tuesday 26th November at the Stonehaven Golf Club.

Some nineteen groups attended to receive funding to support a wide range of projects and groups in the area of benefit.

RES, a leading independent renewable energy developer, established the Meikle Carewe Windfarm Community Benefit Fund to support local groups and projects.

Successful applicants this round were, Muchalls Village Association, 1st Muchalls/Newtonhill Scouts, Bourtree Pre-School, Portlethen Town Association, Portlethen Paths Development, Portlethen Moss Conservation Group, Portlethen Men’s Shed, Portlethen Jubilee Hall, The Mearns Singers, 1297 Stonehaven Air Training Squadron, Stonehaven Community Radio, Grampian Tigers Youth Cycling Team, Stonehaven Golf Club, Stonehaven Business Association, Rhythm Nation Dance Companies, Stonehaven Folk Festival, Crathes in Flower, Cookney Public Hall, Blaikiewells Animal Sanctuary and Maryculter Scout Group.

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Funding is available for the benefit of not-for-profit groups and organisations in the Community Council areas of Crathes, Drumoak & Durris, Newtonhill, Muchalls & Cammachmore, North Kincardine Rural, Portlethen & District and Stonehaven & District. 

Administered by Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP), applications to the fund are assessed by a decision-making panel made up of representatives from all five community council areas.  The fund is available annually for the lifetime of the wind farm.

The awards and certificates were presented by Ron Sharp, chair of KDP who thanked Stonehaven Golf Club for hosting and organising the evening, Isabella Williamson, KDP Windfarm ;ead and Kirsty Alchin windfarm administrator.

The Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund will open again for applications on 1July 2020. For more information please visit, or contact the KDP office on 01569 763246 and