Funding worth a total of £29,230 was handed out to a range of local groups and projects at the Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund Awards on Tuesday 27th November.
The funding was awarded at a ceremony in the ‘Porty Cabin’, Portlethen. Seventeen groups attended to receive funding to support a wide range of projects and groups in the area of benefit.
RES, a leading independent renewable energy developer, established the Meikle Carewe Windfarm Community Benefit Fund to support local groups and projects. Funding is available for the benefit of not-for-profit groups and organisations in the Community Council areas of Crathes, Drumoak & Durris, Newtonhill, Muchalls & Cammachmore, North Kincardine Rural, Portlethen & District and Stonehaven & District. Administered by Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP), applications to the fund are assessed by a Decision-Making Panel made up of representatives from all five Community Council areas. The fund is available annually for the lifetime of the wind farm.
Successful applicants this round included Aberdeenshire Showcase Companies, Cookney Public Hall, Crathes Public Hall Trust, Drumoak & Durris Community Group, Durris Primary School Football Club, Fishermoss School Parent Staff Council, Maryculter Driving for the Disabled, The Maryculter Woodlands Trust, Newtonhill & District Bowling Club, Newtonhill Community Hall Association, Panthers Basketball Club, 1st Portlethen Scout Group, Portlethen & District Men’s Shed, Portlethen Moss Conservation Group, Stonehaven Folk Festival, Stonehaven Horticultural Society, Stonehaven Town Partnership.
The awards and certificates were presented by Isabella Williamson, KDP Windfarm Lead. David Nelson, the Chair of KDP, thanked Portlethen & District Men’s Shed for hosting and organising the evening.
The Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund will open again for applications on 1 July 2019. For more information please visit, www.kdp.scot or contact the KDP office on 01569 763246 and email@example.com