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Twenty-One Local Groups Benefit from Wind Farm Community Fund

Last month, funding worth a total of £36,599.30 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 company, operates 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 Public Hall Trust - £3000; Drumoak Durris Warm Space - £1500; Drumoak & Durris Playgroup - £781.98; Drumoak School Council - £2500; Drumotters Swimming Club - £1100; Muchalls Village Association - £3000; Newtonhill Out of School Club - £1500; Lairhillock Parent Council - £294; Lethen Archers - £1590; 1st Portlethen Scouts - £2500; Stonehaven & District Horticultural Society - £956; Cowie Junior Netball Club - £1600; Stonehaven Fireballs Association - £839.84; Exercise After Stroke - £1113.48; Stonehaven Horizon Project - £1870; Maryculter Driving for the Disabled - £2000; K&M Youth Clubs - £574; Portlethen & District Voluntary Community Ambulance - £5000; The Larder & Covid Support Group - £2000; Stonehaven Amateur Swimming Club - £1500 and Kilwhang Ringers - £1380. 

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