Green Gecco and innogy Renewables UK Limited

An Suidhe Wind Farm Community Fund

Background

An Suidhe Wind Farm Community Fund benefits those living in the areas covered by the Community Councils of Glenorchy and Innishail (Eredine only), Inverary, Furnace, and by Dalavich Improvement Group. The Fund is provided by Green Gecco and Innogy Renewables UK, the owners and operators of An Suidhe Wind Farm. The Fund was opened in 2011. An annual amount of £28,500, rising in line with inflation, will be paid into the Fund for the operating life of the wind farm.

A Community Panel, made up of people who live, work or volunteer in the four areas decide how grants are awarded from the Fund.

Groups and organisations working to benefit people in the four areas can to apply to the Fund. Your group must have a constitution (a governing document or set of rules) and be set up on a not-for-profit basis. It does not need to be a registered charity to apply.

Download the findings from an independent evaluation of the An Suidhe Wind Farm Community Fund.

Making A Difference

The Fund will provide 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.

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

The following case studies demonstrate how the fund is making a difference to the community:

North Argyll Car Volunteer Scheme

River Avich Hydro Scheme

Timescales

The 2019 application and decision dates are: 

Application deadline

Panel meeting

7 October 2019

20 November 2019

In exceptional circumstances the Panel may meet to consider applications before the scheduled decision making meeting in November. If you require a funding decision before the end of November, please contact Tom Black on 0131 524 0331

 

 

 

How to Apply

Please read the fund factsheet  prior to completing the online application.  Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by the deadline.  

 

Grants

Latest Grants

Inspire Inveraray

  • To contribute to the cost of updating the structural survey of the community hall, erecting security fencing, analysing community evaluations, and publicity/printing costs.
  • Amount awarded: £5,200

PBC Foundation

  • To fund a self-management workshop in Argyll and Bute which will support the group's 10 registered service users in the Fund area and members of their support circle.
  • Amount awarded: £1,411

Furnace Community SCIO

  • To contribute to the purchase of the Furnace village store and post office.
  • Amount awarded: £10,000

South Loch Awe-side Community Company

  • To purchase and install two public access defibrillators in Portsonachan Village Hall and Ardbrecknish.
  • Amount awarded: £5,320

Portsonachan Village Hall

  • To purchase 60 chairs and a chair trolley.
  • Amount awarded: £5,227.73

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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