East Kintyre


We are fortunate to have various Community Funds in our region to support organisations that are doing great work to build a stronger, more resilient community across East Kintyre. The funds support causes according to their purposes and objectives and we’ve seen up close just how much of a difference this has on the lives of our local community.

East Kintyre
Community Fund


East Kintyre Windfarm


Cour Community Fund


The East Kintyre Community Fund is a charity with the purpose of distributing community funds from windfarms and other sources to community groups and organisations in East Kintyre.

The EKCF also manages the Abbeyfield Fund, as a restricted fund. A long-established residential care home, located within the village, closed in November 2015, and it is the money generated from the sale of the premises that provides the Abbeyfield Fund, available to the East Kintyre community to provide ‘relief for those in need by reason of age’. Applications are made using the same EKCF form.

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.

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.

Cour Windfarm was commissioned in 2016 (energised in March 2017) and has ten turbines, with total nominal power of 20.5 MW.

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. East Kintyre is one of three community council areas to benefit from the fund.

Application windows:

26 January to 8 March 2024

26 July to 6 September 2024

Application windows:

15 March to 18 April 2024

13 September to 24 October 2024

Application windows:

11 March to 8 April 2024

October 2024 (tbc)

Area covered:

East Kintyre

Area covered:

East Kintyre

Areas covered:

East Kintyre, West Kintyre, Skipness, Tarbert