EDF Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North

and Rhodders Funds

Background

These three charitable Funds are provided by EDF, the developer of the Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North and Rhodders Wind Farms. The funds benefit a number of different communities in Perth & Kinross and Clackmannanshire.

The Burnfoot Hill Fund benefits the Community Council areas of Alva, Dollar, Menstrie and Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire and Blackford and the hamlet of Glendevon in Perth and Kinross. The annual fund started at £30,000 in 2011 and will rise in line with inflation for the operational life time of the wind farm.

With support from Foundation Scotland, the four Clackmannanshire ‘Hillfoots’ communities formed an advisory panel made up of local people from each village that advises on decisions about grant awards. Blackford uses an existing mechanism for the distribution of their portion of the fund and Glendevon’s fund is managed through the Auchterarder & District Community Trust.

With the commissioning of the adjacent Burnfoot North wind farm in 2014 and Rhodders wind farm in 2015 this annual payment has now increased to a minimum of £58,500 per annum for the next 20+ years.

The community fund from Burnfoot North extends to the same communities as Burnfoot Hill. The community fund from the Rhodders wind farm also benefits Braco & Greenloaning and is managed through the Ardoch Development Trust. 

For more information please read the fund leaflet

 

Making A Difference

The EDF Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North and Rhodders Funds provides grants of £250 - £2000 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.

The Panel particularly welcomes applications that address the aspirations of young people to improve  life in their communities. For further information about this please read Improving our communities: what are the views and aspirations of young people in the Hillfoots?

Groups or organisations that need funding to support projects or activities consistent with the purposes listed above may apply. You may only apply for one grant from the Fund at a time and applications must be focused on a specific (not multiple) projects.

Grant requests can support a wide range of costs and activities includingequipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities etc.
Grants of up to £2000 can be awarded for projects delivered within a year.

In 2017 the Fund is introducing two new levels of grant award of up to £4000 and £6000 for projects delivered over two or three years respectively. For these larger awards a number of additional criteria apply: 

  • the EDF Burnfoot grant must be contributing to a larger total project cost and we expect the applicant to demonstrate how other funding is being secured;

  • grant payments will be capped at £2000 per year;

  • interim progress reports will be required each year prior to the next grant payment being made.

     

Timescales

The closing and notification dates for 2017 are:

1 May  with notification in early June

18 October with notification in November

How to Apply

Grants up to £2000

Please read the guidelines prior to completing either the online application form or downloading the application form and returning.

Grants up to three years

Please read the guidelines prior to completing either the online application form or downloading the application form and returning

Grants

Latest Grants

Alva Scout Group

  • To contribute to the cost of replacing the roof on the scout hall.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

Dollar Community Development Trust

  • To purchase a defibrillator and cabinet to be installed on Bridge Street, Dollar's main thoroughfare.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

Alva Golf Club

  • To paint the clubhouse roof to help secure the facility and prevent further deterioriation.
  • Amount awarded: £1,231.74

Menstrie Bowling Club

  • To contribute to the upgrade of the club premises, including kitchen, toilets, and bar.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

Tillicoultry Primary School Parent Council

  • To contribute to the cost of improving the school grounds and which are accessible to the wider community.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

2nd Alva Rainbows

  • To fund hall hire and to purchase a first aid kit, high-vis vests, and arts and crafts materials.
  • Amount awarded: £550

Dollar Golf Club

  • To fund materials and labour to repair the club's annex for use by Dollar Community Development Trust as a community hub/visitor centre.
  • Amount awarded: £810

Dollar Community Council

  • To purchase a PA system for use by the community council and other local groups.
  • Amount awarded: £999

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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