Pinwherry and Pinmore

Assel Valley Community Fund

Background

The Pinwherry & Pinmore  Assel Valley Community Fund is funded by Falck Renewables from its Assel Valley wind farm in South Ayrshire. The fund supports projects located within or directly benefiting the community council area of Pinwherry  & Pinmore. Other funds are available for projects benefitting the neighbouring community council areas of Barr and Girvan & District, and these are administered under separate arrangements.

Pinwherry & Pinmore Community Council decides on awards from the fund.

The fund income comprises index-linked annual payments. The amount available in 2017 is approximately £47,592. From 2018, around £25,000 will be available each year.

Making A Difference

Pinwherry & Pinmore Assel Valley Community Fund will support charitable activities that benefit the community of Pinwhewrry & Pinmore. Awards can support a wide range of costs and activities including equipment, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities etc.

Exclusions

Awards cannot support the following types of activity:

  • The advancement of religion or party politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups)

  • Activities understood to be the primary responsibility of statutory authorities

  • Projects primarily benefiting residents outwith the Area of Benefit (determined by the Community Council boundaries)

  • Activities contrary to the interests of Pinwherry & Pinmore Community Council, Falck Renewables, Foundation Scotland or any other companies or donors contributing to the fund

  • Activities likely to bring Pinwherry & Pinmoret Community Council, Falck Renewables, Foundation Scotland, or any companies or donors contributing to the fund into disrepute 

  • Anti-renewable energy or anti-windfarm activities 

  • Retrospective funding (i.e. paying for costs incurred before a decision on an application to the fund can be made)

  • The repayment of loans or payment of debts.

  • Costs towards any element of overseas trips that are not part of a recognised Twin Town arrangement. 

  • Activities benefitting primarily flora or fauna

How to Apply

For details on how to apply please contact:

Marion Young
Community Planning Officer
Communities, Economy, Neighbourhood and Environment South Ayrshire Council County Buildings Wellington Square Ayr
KA7 1DR

E: marion.young@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

T: 01292 612626

 

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