Greencoat Kildrummy, Lumsden & Towie

Community Fund

Background

The Greencoat Kildrummy, Lumsden & Towie Community Fund is a charitable Fund set up to benefit residents of three communities within the area covered by Donside Community Council. The Fund is owned by Greencoat UK Wind and managed by Foundation Scotland.

An annual amount is paid into the Fund for the operating lifetime of the wind farm, starting at £23,000 in 2013 and rise in line with inflation. Additionally, the Fund will be increased by £4,600 every five years, which started in 2019.  A variable bonus payment related to the energy output of the wind farm will also be paid into the Fund where the energy output of the wind farm is at least 5% higher than the expected output over a fixed five year period.  This was not the case in the first five years of the wind farm so no additional payment was made.

Groups, businesses and organisations working to benefit people in the three areas of Kildrummy, Lumsden or Towie are able to apply for grants from the Fund. Your community group must have a constitution (governing document or set of rules), be set up on a not-for-profit basis and be based in the Kildrummy, Lumsden and Towie area. Groups do not need to be a registered charity to apply. If you are a business you can apply where your project fits with the charitable aims of the Fund and provides significant public benefit.

 

Making A Difference

The Fund will provide grants to support charitable activities that reflect the ambitions and activity of the Kildrummy, Lumsden and Towie Community Action Plan that was produced in partnership with Marr Area Partnership. The aim of the Action Plan is to encourage and enable the economic, social and environmental development of Kildrummy, Lumsden and Towie, to support sustainability and help them continue to develop.


Grant requests are expected to support one or more of the themes of the Action Plan. These themes are: 

Theme 1 – Supporting Community Services & Facilities;

Theme 2 – Enhancing Adult Learning, Employment & Training;

Theme 3 – Developing Tourism;

Theme 4 – Improving Access & Environment;

Theme 5 – Supporting Children & Young People;

Theme 6 – Improving Community Communication;

Theme 7 – Improving Local Transport.

A wide range of costs and activities will be considered for funding including equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities, etc.

The Panel welcomes applications for projects that propose to work across the three areas.

 

 

 

Timescales

Deadline for applications

Panel Meeting

31 July 2019

18 September 2019

17 January 2020

11 March 2020

31 July 2020

16 September 2020

 

Assistance

If any organisation needs support to become a constituted body, then Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action can assist.  It is based at 57 Station Road, Ellon AB41 9AR Tel: 03718 11000; e-mail: enquiries@avashire.org.uk

Its web-site contains various resources to help groups such as a governance pack; ten steps to writing a constitution; and a sample constitution:  http://www.avashire.org.uk/resources.html

How to Apply

Apply online or alternatively download the application form and return to Foundation Scotland, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

If you  have any queries contact communitybenefit@foundationscotland.org.uk or phone 0131 524 0300.

A micro-grant scheme for awards of up to £250 for individuals or groups is run by Donside Community Council with an award from this Fund. An application form is available here, which should be sent to the Community Council at the address on the form.

 

Grants

Latest Grants

Lonach Pipe Band

  • To purchase 1 bass drum, 8 tenor drums, and 10 snare drums with cases for the band.
  • Amount awarded: £2,378

Lumsden Community Association

  • To purchase new lightweight plastic tables for the hall.
  • Amount awarded: £1,300

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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