Twenty-One Local Groups Benefit from Wind Farm Community Fund

By Lindsey McDonald / November 21, 2022
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Last month, funding worth a total of £45,229.39 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:

Crathes, Drumoak & Durris Community Council – £5,040

Drumoak & Durris Community Group – £3,500

Maryculter Community Hall Association – £4,450

Cookney Public Hall – £1,197

Banchory-Devenick Parent Council – £2,500

Maryculter Woodlands Trust – £1,250

Jubilee Hall – £1,600

Kincardine & Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau – £1,000

1297 Stonehaven Squadron Air Training Corps – £1,660

Stonehaven Folk Festival – £1,104

Stonehaven Fireballs Association – £ 1,209.96

The Larder & Covid Support Group – £3,348

3rd Stonehaven Brownies – £1,000

Stonehaven & District Floral Art Club – £1,540

865 (Portlethen) Squadron ATC – £3,113.43

Portlethen & District Voluntary Community Ambulance – £2,500

K&M Youth Clubs – £1,037

Kincardine & Deeside Befriending – £3,000

Mearns Singers – £750

Panthers Basketball Club – £1,280

Edinburgh Science Foundation – £3,150

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