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
Fund.

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 &
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.

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 –
£2602.

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

For more information please visit, www.kdp.scot or contact the KDP office on 07903
156864 and windfarms@kdp.scot