Funding worth a total of £15,218.43 was awarded in May to a range of local groups and projects from the St John’s Hill Wind Farm Community Fund.
Quintas Energy, a leading independent renewable energy developer, established the St John’s Hill 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 Arbuthnott and Catterline, Kinneff and Dunnottar. Administered by Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP), applications to the fund are assessed by a Decision-Making Panel made up of representatives from both Community Council areas, and local representatives. The fund is available annually for the lifetime of the wind farm.
Successful applicants this round included Arbuthnott Community Association, Arbuthnott Community Council, Friends of the Grassic Gibbon Centre, Catterline Community Church, Catterline Scottish Women's Institute, Kinneff Old Church Preservation Trust Ltd, Kinneff & Catterline Parish Hall Committee and St Philip's Episcopal Church.