Skip to main content

KINGSBURN & EARLSBURN

wind farm
wind farm

Kingsburn & Earlsburn Wind Farm Community Funds

The Falck Renewables Earlsburn Community Fund began in 2008. The fund supports charitable activity benefiting residents within the community council areas of Cambusbarron and Carron Valley in the Stirling local authority and Denny and District in the Falkirk local authority area.  It receives annual contributions from Falck Renewables of £35,000 (inflation-adjusted) for the wind farm's lifetime, which is expected to be 25 years.

Falck logoIn 2016, the ‘Earlsburn North’ wind farm opened nearby, know locally as Kingsburn wind farm.  The Falck Renewables Kingsburn Community Fund launched soon after, benefiting residents within the same three community council areas plus three new areas:  Fintry, Gargunnock and Kippen, all within Stirling local authority.  The fund receives annual contributions from Falck Renewables of £112,500 (inflation-adjusted) for the wind farm's lifetime, which is expected to be 25 years.

To meet each area's needs, the Earlsburn and Kingsburn Funds are distributed via six sub-funds to enable local decision-making.  Each fund is managed differently.  To find out more, including application arrangements for each area, please follow the links below. 

Fund arrangements in each community

•    Cambusbarron Community Fund – funds are administered by Foundation Scotland with local decision making.
•    Carron Valley – funds are distributed through a devolved partnership arrangement with the local development trust, Valley Renewables Group.
•    Denny & District Community Fund –  funds are administered by Foundation Scotland with local decision making.
•    Fintry Community Fund – funds are distributed through a devolved partnership arrangement with Fintry Community Council.
•    Gargunnock – funds are distributed through a devolved partnership arrangement with Gargunnock Community Trust.
•    Kippen – funds are distributed through a devolved partnership arrangement with Kippen Community Trust. Fund enquiries should be sent via email to jabeaton101@gmail.com or click here