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New EDF Energy Renewables Fund for Contin Launches

04 July 2017

A new fund for community groups in Contin is being launched.  The fund is being provided by EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER), and is linked to its Corriemoillie wind farm, which was formally opened last week.  EDF ER has been assisted in the set-up of the fund by independent grant-making body Foundation Scotland.  A panel of seven local people from the Contin area has been recruited and trained, and will decide on which awards are made from the fund.

The fund will have £13,566 for distribution in its first year and will be managed by Foundation Scotland.  It is open to groups operating in the Contin Community Council area, including Jamestown and Tarves.  There will be one round of awards in 2017, and two rounds held in subsequent years, in the spring and the autumn.  The closing date for the first round of applications is 11th September 2017, with decisions to be made by the panel on 13th November 2017.

In addition the fund is providing money to Contin Community Council to allow it to run a micro-grant scheme for grants of up to £250 for activity by informal groups or individuals locally. 

Nick Bradford, Head of Asset Management at EDF Energy Renewables said: “We are pleased that the Contin Community Fund is now open for applications.  Local groups can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 to carry out charitable activity locally.  We hope the money will help groups play a role in making Contin a better place to live and work.”

For further information about how to apply visit the Fund web page or phone the Fund Manager Iain Catto on 0791 275 9525.  For details about the micro-grant scheme please contact Contin Community Council at contincommunitycouncil@gmail.com

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