Ventient Energy Westfield Benarty

Community Fund


Benarty LogoThe Westfield Benarty Community Fund is a charitable fund to support community groups that benefit residents living in the Benarty Community Council area. The Fund is provided by Ventient Energy who own and operate the Westfield wind farm. 

The Fund opened in August 2015. An annual amount of £8750, rising in line with inflation, will be paid into the Benarty Fund for the operating life time of the wind farm. The neighbouring communities of Cardenden and Kinglassie are also benefitting from the Westfield Wind Farm and run their own respective funds with support from Foundation Scotland.

A Community Panel, made up of people from the Benarty area decide how grants are awarded.

Making A Difference

The purpose of the Fund is to enhance quality of life for local people; contribute to Benarty being a vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable community; and promote community spirit and encourage community activity. Grants can help with a wide range of costs and activities including equipment costs, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities


The next deadline to apply to the Benarty Community fund is September 14th 2019 for decisions in November onwards. 

The Benarty Fund are having an open day on Wednesday 21st August 2019 and would like to invite all members of the community along to find out more about the Fund. The event will take place at the Benarty Community Centre at 6:30pm. 



How to Apply

To apply to the Benarty Community Fund, please complete the application form and return no later than the deadline date.  


Latest Grants

St Kenneths Parent Council

  • To contribute to the cost of cleaning and restoring a frieze, which forms part of the history of the school.
  • Amount awarded: £1,694.28

Kids Come First SCIO

  • To contribute to the cost of providing before school breakfasts and after school snacks to local children and young people through the "Eat Well Feel Well" programme.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

Benarty Primary School Parent Council

  • To provide first aid training to P5-P7 pupils, including the use of the school's defibrillator.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000

Lochore Miners Charitable Society

  • To contribute to the refurbishment of the men's toilets and function hall.
  • Amount awarded: £2,000
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