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EDF Renewables Burnfoot Wind Farm Funds

The EDF Renewables Burnfoot Wind Farm cluster of community funds combines community benefit funding from three wind farms: Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North and Rhodders.

The original Burnfoot Hill Community Fund was established in 2011 to benefit five Community Council areas:

  • The ‘Hillfoots’ Community Councils areas of Alva; Dollar; and Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton & Devonside; 
  • Blackford and Glendevon Community Council areas in Perth & Kinross.  

With the commissioning of the Burnfoot North and Rhodders wind farms, the fund was enhanced in 2014/15. As a result, the amount of money going into the fund increased, and the number of beneficiary communities was extended to seven by adding:

  • The ‘Hillfoots’ Community Council area of Menstrie;
  • Braco & Greenloaning Community Council area in Perth & Kinross.

The fund purpose

Funding across all areas supports charitable activities that:

  • Enhance the quality of life for residents;
  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities; or
  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

To meet the needs of each area, the Burnfoot cluster of community funds are distributed via six sub-funds to enable local decision making.  Each fund is managed differently to suit their local circumstances. To find out more, including application arrangements for each area, please follow the links below.

Burnfoot sub-funds

  • The EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Fund (Clackmannanshire) covers the ‘Hillfoots’ Community Council areas of Alva, Dollar; Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton & Devonside and Menstrie. This fund is administered by Foundation Scotland with local decision making.  
  • The Blackford Community Fund caters for the Blackford area. This fund is administered by Foundation Scotland with local decision making.
  • Funds available for Braco and Greenloaning are distributed through a devolved partnership arrangement with the locally-based Ardoch Development Trust.  
  • Funds available for Glendevon are distributed through a devolved partnership arrangement with the locally-based Glendevon Community Trust. For more information, send an email.