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Ventient Energy Westfield Wind Farm Community Fund (Kinglassie)

Grant size Up to £4,000
Area
Fife
Key dates  
Application deadline: 11/06/21

About this fund

The Kinglassie Windfarm Community Fund supports community projects benefitting those living in the Kinglassie Community Council area.  The Fund is provided by Westfield Wind Farm Limited (WWFL) the owner and operator of the Westfield Wind Farm in Fife.  WWFL is a subsidiary of Ventient Energy and also provides community funds to the neighbouring communities of Benarty and Cardenden.  

The Fund opened in 2014.  An annual amount of £20,000, rising with inflation, will be paid into the Fund each year for the operating life of the wind farm, expected to be 25 years.  

Grant size: £250 - £4,000
 

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.

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 more.

Additional criteria

Grants in excess of £4,000 can be considered in exceptional circumstances.  If you wish to apply for more than £4,000 please contact the Fund Coordinator (contact details below) to discuss your proposal before completing the application form.  

Requests for 100% of the relevant costs can be considered but applicants are encouraged to seek other match funding to contribute to total costs.

Who can apply?

Groups and organisations working to benefit people resident in the Kinglassie Community Council area can apply.  You don’t need to be 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.

How are decisions made?

A Community Panel, made up of people who live, work or volunteer in the area, makes recommendations on grant awards from the Fund.  The Panel advises on overall Fund strategy and is governed by Terms of Reference.

The Panel of up to nine members includes a mixture of community councillors and other members of the community:

  • Three members who are appointed by Glenrothes West and Kinglassie Community Council
  • Three members appointed by Kinglassie Action Group
  • Up to three members who are selected from the wider community.  

Panel members are expected to serve for two to four years.  If you would like to find out more about joining the panel, please contact the Fund Coordinator.  

Minutes of the latest Panel meetings are available on request from the Community Funds Coordinator. Contact details can be found below.

More information on the award making process is available here.

How to apply

You can complete an online application form.  Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by the application deadline. If you have any problems accessing the form, please email communitybenefit@foundationscotland.org.uk or call 0131 524 0324 and we can help.

Contact information

Contact name

Catherine Francis, Community Funds Coordinator

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