Twenty-One Local Groups Benefit from Wind Farm Community Fund
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 - £5040; Drumoak & Durris Community Group - £3500; Maryculter Community Hall Association - £4450; Cookney Public Hall - £1197: Banchory-Devenick Parent Council - £2500; Maryculter Woodlands Trust - £1250; Jubilee Hall - £1600; Kincardine & Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau - £1000; 1297 Stonehaven Squadron Air Training Corps - £1660; Stonehaven Folk Festival - £1104; Stonehaven Fireballs Association - £ 1209.96; The Larder & Covid Support Group - £3348; 3rd Stonehaven Brownies - £1000; Stonehaven & District Floral Art Club - £1540; 865 (Portlethen) Squadron ATC - £3113.43; Portlethen & District Voluntary Community Ambulance - £2500; K&M Youth Clubs - £1037; Kincardine & Deeside Befriending - £3000; Mearns Singers - £750: Panthers Basketball Club - £1280 and Edinburgh Science Foundation - £3150.