The Cour Windfarm Community Benefit Fund
Cour Windfarm was commissioned in 2016 and has 10 turbines with total nominal power of 20.5MW. The developer is Blue Energy Wind Limited.
The Cour Community Fund is a fund that has been established to support the communities local to the wind farm and is administered by FERN Community Funds . Ideally, the Fund aims to support projects that improve the local community; anything which promotes the economic, social or environmental sustainability of the local area.
What is the benefit? The benefit size is £102,500 less admin fees per year. If there are any funds left over, these will be rolled over to the following year.
Eligible areas: East Kintyre, West Kintyre, Skipness & Tarbert
Who can apply and benefit? Social enterprises, charities, local community groups, voluntary organisations.
How much funding can be applied for? The minimum award is £250. The maximum award figure is £25,000, however, in exceptional circumstances, this may be increased for larger projects applications.
The Fund will support up to 90% of the overall project costs (e.g. if your overall project cost is £1000, the fund may support up to £900 of this by the grant).
How do you apply? The fund will be open twice annually for applications, you can find out more details and apply by clicking the link below:
Applications Closed: 30 October 2020
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