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The Hillhead of Auquhirie Windfarm Community Fund opens for applications on 1 April 2022.  

Applications to the fund can be made from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in the community council areas of:

  • Arbuthnott
  • Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar
  • Mearns
  • Stonehaven & District

Fern Community Fund, the energy company who maintains the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm fund, sees £12,523 per year available to support local community projects during the 25-year lifetime of the wind farm. 

The fund is open for applications from 1 April 2022 until 30 June 2022.  A panel made up of representatives from the community council areas along with a representative from Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) will then meet to consider applications.

The St John’s Hill Wind Farm Community Fund will open for applications on 1 January 2022.  Applications can be made from not-for-profit groups and organisations based in the following Community Council areas:            

  • Arbuthnott
  • Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar

The energy company, Quintas Energy, has established a community fund which will see £12,950 (index-linked) available to support local community projects every year during the lifetime of the St John’s Hill Wind Farm. The fund is administered by Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) and managed by a Decision-Making Panel made up of representatives from the local Community Councils.

The Fund is open for applications from 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022.  The Decision-Making Panel, along with a representative from Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP), will then meet to consider applications.

If you require assistance with the application process, please contact KDP on .

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Fourteen Local Groups Benefit from Wind Farm Community Fund

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 

 
KDP is delighted to launch a new initiative to enhance the support we offer to village halls and community spaces.
This is possible thanks to Scottish Government funding through the Community Recovery Fund and is administered by CEIS.
Halls are at the centre of so many vital community activities and we are kicking off this project with a “BIG HALLS TOUR”.   So far, we have visited over 15 halls covering the length and breadth of K&M, and our tour will continue in the New Year. 
We are sharing our progress on  our Facebook page, so be sure to take a look.
In the new year we plan to offer training and networking opportunities for those running local halls, providing some inspiring marketing tips and sharing some of the imaginative ideas we hear of on our tour.

Funding worth a total of £12,759.83 was awarded to a range of local groups and projects in the area of benefit of the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund.

Fern Community Funds, a leading independent renewable energy developer, established the Hillhead of Auquhirie Community Benefit Fund to support local groups and projects. Funding is available for the benefit of the communities living in the Community Council areas of Arbuthnott; Mearns; Catterline, Kinneff and Dunnottar; Stonehaven and District.  Administered by Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP), applications to the fund are assessed by a Decision-Making panel made up of representatives from all four Community Council areas.  The fund is available annually for the lifetime of the wind farm which is provided by current owners Octopus Investments.

Successful applicants included Marykirk Outdoor Bowling Club - £550; Memorial Park Group, Laurencekirk - £1,227.10; Auchenblae Parks Committee - £1170; Auchenblae Pre School Group - £2060.85; McDonald/Carnegie Residents Social Fund - £2,000; Stonehaven Community Radio - £1,151.88;  HomeStart Kincardine - £1,000; Kincardine & Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau - £1,000; Stonehaven Lions - £1,000 and Mearns Singers - £1600

Unfortunately, this year there was no Awards Ceremony due to Covid restrictions.

The Hillhead of Auquhirie Community Fund will reopen on 1st April 2022, with a closing date of 30th June 2022.  Application Forms and Guidance Notes will be published in advance.

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