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EDF Renewables Burnhead Moss Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund (Limerigg & Slamannan)

Grant size Up to £4,000
Key dates Applications can be submitted at any time.

About this fund

The EDF Renewables Burnhead Moss Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund (Limerigg & Slamannan) supports community projects benefiting those living in Limerigg and Slamannan. The fund is provided by EDF Renewables, the owners of the Burnhead Moss Wind Farm. 

The fund began in 2016. An annual amount of £34,666, inflation-adjusted, will be paid into the fund for Limerigg and Slamannan each year for the wind farm's operating life. Any balances from previous years accumulate within the fund.

Grant size: £150 - £4,000 (but see also 'Additional Criteria' below)

EDF Renewables also provides community funds from the Burnhead Moss Wind Farm to the neighbouring communities of Avonbridge & Standburn and Blackridge, and into the Burnhead Moss Education & Training Fund (BMET). See useful links, below

Purpose of this fund

The fund provides grants to support charitable activities that:

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

Grants may support a wide range of costs, for example, the costs of equipment, staff or sessional workers, consultations, running costs for local groups, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities, and so on.

Additional criteria

If you can demonstrate why you need a grant amount that is higher than £4,000 and/or you would like to request a multi-year grant (up to 3 years), and that there is significant community support for the project you propose, then Foundation Scotland may be able to consider your request. If you think this applies to your project, please contact Foundation Scotland for an initial discussion (contact details below). We will be able to give you tailored advice before you complete an application form. Please do not apply without speaking with Foundation Scotland first. 

CVS Falkirk & District has been working alongside residents and groups to finalise a Community Action Plan for the area.  Please contact the local Community Development Officer (contact details below) to find out more.  Funding requests for projects demonstrating that they contribute to the priorities identified in the Community Action Plan will be particularly welcomed - please highlight this in your application.  

Who can apply?

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in Limerigg and Slamannan can apply. You don’t need to be a registered charity to apply, but your group/organisation must meet our standard eligibility criteria

Applications from groups/organisations located out with the fund area will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must demonstrate clear benefit for residents within the fund area.

What can’t be funded?

Information on what the fund cannot support is provided here.  

Additionally, the fund cannot support:

  • Anti-wind farm or anti-renewable energy activities, including activities contrary to the interests of EDF Renewables;
  • Activities that bring EDF Renewables or Foundation Scotland into disrepute.

How are decisions made?

Foundation Scotland will assess and decide the outcome of your application typically within eight weeks.

Frequently asked questions

How to apply

Please complete the online application form. Completed applications and supporting documents must be received before applications can be considered for funding.

If you would like to review the application questions before starting the form, you can see them here.

If you have any problems accessing the form, please email or call 0131 524 0300 for help.  

Contact information

For application process and technical enquiries

Central Systems Support

For criteria and fund priority enquiries

Malcolm Jack, Community Funds Manager

For criteria and fund priority enquiries

Gail McLinton, Community Development officer (Limerigg & Slamannan), CVS Falkirk

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