Funding in the hillfoots
The EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Benefit Fund has now awarded grants of £313,771 to projects in benefit residents within the Community Council Areas of Alva, Menstrie, Dollar and Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton & Devonside in Clackmannanshire. In the latest Round, Menstrie Bowling Club received £2,000 towards renovating their Clubhouse kitchen. In Alva, Alva Development Trust was granted an award of £4630 to replace an external kitchen door and purchase kitchen appliances. In Dollar, Dollar Community Development Trust received £1,626 to purchase a range of kitchen appliances and equipment for the Hive community hub. Other groups to benefit in this latest round of funding included Alva Community Council and Macrobert Arts Centre who funded for Christmas pantomime tickets in the Hillfoot areas: The five awards made, totalled £13,130.
The next closing date for applications to the fund is Tuesday 3rd March 2020. The minimum level of award you can apply for is £500 and the maximum is £5,000.
The Fund is administered by grant-making charity Foundation Scotland, with decisions on awards made by a Panel of local people drawn from the communities of Alva, Menstrie, Dollar and Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton & Devonside in Clackmannanshire. The Fund is provided by EDF Renewables, the developer of the Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North and Rhodders Wind Farms. The funds benefit a number of different communities in Perth & Kinross and Clackmannanshire. Approximately £30,000 per year, generated from the wind farm will be going into the fund over the lifetime of the wind farm.