Fourteen Local Groups Benefit from Wind Farm Community Fund

By bellmannews / December 21, 2021
windfarm with access track

From KDP –

Last month, funding worth a total of £33,141.10 was awarded to a range of local
groups and projects in the area of benefit of the Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community

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

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.

Successful applicants this round were:
Drumotters Swim Club – £1230; Newtonhill, Muchalls & Cammachmore Community
Council – £2209; Newtonhill Community Hall Association – £4518.66; Friends of
Newtonhill School – £2560.74; Cookney Hall Baby & Toddler Group – £2323.10;
Maryculter Driving for the Disabled – £3000; Portlethen Primary Together – £2750;
Jubilee Hall – £1500; Hillside Parents Group – £4998; Kincardine & Mearns Citizens
Advice Bureau – £2349.60; Stonehaven Community Radio – £1000; Stonehaven
Horizon Project – £500; Mearns Singers – £1600 and Stonehaven & Area Riding Club –

Unfortunately, this year there was no Awards Ceremony, however we hope to
reintroduce this in 2022.

For more information please visit, or contact the KDP office on 07903
156864 and