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 starting 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.

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.

 

New members needed for the Panel

Three existing Panel members are due to retire, so a representative is needed from each of Lumsden; Kildrummy; and Towie or Glenkindie. If you are 18 and over and live in any of these areas, you are eligible to put yourself forward by 9th November 2018.

You do not need any special skills or experience, just a commitment to securing the best future for your community.  Foundation Scotland will provide full training.  A role profile and the nomination form can be found here.

To find out more about the Panel or to receive a paper nomination form, contact Iain Catto, the Fund Manager, on iainc@foundationscotland.org.uk or 0791 275 9525.

 

 

Timescales

Deadline for applications

Panel Meeting

18 January 2019

13 March 2019

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:

72a High Street, Banchory AB31 5SS Tel: 01330 825027 (main office); or 15a High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QA
Tel: 01467 629072. e-mail : mail@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

Download the guidelines and you can either 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

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

Silver Circle

  • To contribute to the cost of operating the Day Centre, Hospital Driving Scheme, Shopping Bus, and running costs.
  • Amount awarded: £4,000

Lumsden Defibrillator Group

  • To site a defibrillator on Honeybarrel Road.
  • Amount awarded: £1,621.50

Lumsden School Parent Council

  • To develop an accessible, all-weather, outdoor space with decking, fixed picnic benches and portable folding tables and chairs.
  • Amount awarded: £4,000

Upper Donside Parish Church

  • To purchase a new laptop and Microsoft Office software suite for use in youth work within the Parish.
  • Amount awarded: £750

Towie School and Nursery Parent Council

  • To fund coach hire for two years, to enable transportation to extracurricular activities for the primary school and nursery.
  • Amount awarded: £2,600

Lumsden Community Association

  • To purchase picnic tables and bench as part of the Market Stance Community Greenspace project. To clean, repair and redecorate the adjacent public toilets, which are undergoing a community asset transfer from Aberdeenshire Council to the Association.
  • Amount awarded: £2,700

Scottish Sculpture Workshop

  • To contribute to the cost of running "Forging Futures," a programme working with at risk local young people aged 16-18 years.
  • Amount awarded: £4,000

All Grants

Click here to see a list of all our grants

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