The East Kintyre Windfarm Trust was established in 2001, by Argyll & Bute Windfarm and Renewable Trust, to disburse community benefits from the first windfarms to impact on the East Kintyre Community Council area. Currently, the trust receives about £56,000 a year in benefits from the Beinn an Tuirc 1 & 2, Deucheran Hill and Tangy 2 Windfarms.
The aim of the fund is to support local communities through promoting the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the area. The funds received are used to make grants to community groups, charities and voluntary organisations in line with the identified criteria and objectives in the current East Kintyre Community Action Plan.
The EKWFT is managed by a Committee comprising of EKCC Councillors and three independent members of the public. The main role of all trustees is to ensure proper governance of the fund and adherence to the established rules and criteria.
Twice yearly tranche distributions are made in May and November each year. There is a condition that grants can only be made to applicants living within the geographic area covered by East Kintyre Community Council. However, exceptions can be made if there is proof that residents in this area can benefit from the services provided by an organisation such as Campbeltown Cinema, Argyll FM, etc.
An advertisement goes in to the Campbeltown Courier approximately 6 weeks before the tranche meeting is held and application forms are available by clicking the application button below. It is hoped that as more turbines are introduced in Kintyre more money will be available for grants.
How to Apply
Before applying we strongly advise you to:
- Read the EKWFT Criteria carefully to ensure your application meets the fund's requirements.
- Read the online application form in full and have all information/documentation to hand before filling in the form
Click the Application Form button below to apply.
When you submit the online form, you will receive an automatic email reply confirming your application and including a copy of the details you submitted.
Please note the following key dates for November 2020 tranche:
Applications Open: 25 September 2020
Applications Close: 29 October 2020
Tranche Decision Meeting: 12 November 2020
Any queries can be directed to:
Community Funding Windfarm News
The people of East Kintyre greatly appreciate the community benefits received from the Windfarms. These funds have helped deliver a wide range of projects that improve community facilities and provide opportunities. To find out more please click the buttons below.
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