Mossmorran Wind Farm Ltd Community Fund
|Grant size||Up to £1,000|
About this fund
The Mossmorran Wind Farm Ltd Community Fund will support community projects that benefit residents living in the Hill of Beath, Cowdenbeath and Crossgates & Mossgreen Community Council areas.
This charitable fund is provided by Mossmorran Wind Limited (MWL) the owner and operator of the Mossmorran Wind Farm in Fife. The Fund opened in 2016 and receives an annual payment from MWL, this started at £14,100 and rises in-line with inflation. Payments will continue for the operating life of the wind farm, expected to be 25 years.
Grant size: £250 to £1,000
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.
Grant requests to support a wide range of costs and activities will be considered: e.g. equipment costs, running costs for local groups, consultations, staff or sessional workers and maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities and more.
Who can apply?
Groups and organisations working to benefit people resident in the Hill of Beath, Cowdenbeath and Crossgates & Mossgreen Community Council areas can apply. You don’t need to be registered charity to apply but your organisation must meet our standard eligibility criteria.
The Panel particularly welcomes applications from groups that haven’t previously applied to the Fund.
Groups and organisations can only submit one application per year, however that application may include costs towards a number of different projects.
What can’t be funded?
Information on what the Fund cannot support is provided here.
Anti-wind farm or anti-renewable energy activities, including activities contrary to the interests of Mossmorran Wind Farm.
How are decisions made?
Decisions on funding applications are made by the Mossmorran Wind Farm Fund Community Panel. This is a group of nine local residents drawn equally from Hill of Beath, Cowdenbeath and Crossgates & Mossgreen Community Council areas. The Panel meets once a year to make decisions on applications to the Fund.
Minutes are available from the Community Fund Co-ordinator (please see details below). Panel members are expected to serve for up to two years. If you would like to find out more about joining the panel, please contact the Fund Coordinator.
Yes, grants up to £250 are available under microgrant schemes operated by the three community councils. These can provide grants to groups and individuals for projects and activities that have charitable objectives. Please contact the appropriate community council for further details:
Catherine Francis, Community Funds Coordinator