The current funding round for the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is open until 31st January 2017 so there is still time to submit an application to benefit your group.
The main grant scheme offers funding up to £7,000 for projects from constituted groups from the £46,000 that the fund receives each year from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm developer GreenPower Carraig Gheal.
There have been numerous successful applications to date that have resulted in benefits to the local communities; such as the replacing and updating of the electric wiring in the Dalavich Community Centre, repairs to polytunnels and equipment for Lorn Organic Growers, solar panels installed on Kilmelford and Kilninver Village Hall and others including Dalmally Golf Club, Bridge of Orchy Hall and Glenorchy and Innishail Community Orchard and Woodland Garden.
A micro grant scheme is also available throughout the year with awards of up to £250 available to individuals, constituted and non-constituted groups. Many grants have been awarded to aid local groups and projects including the Dalmally ‘Tea and Tot’s’ Playgroup, Glenorchy Curling Club, Kilchrenan Art Group and WIFI for Kilmelford and Kilninver Village Hall.
Full details of the Community Benefit Fund and how to apply can be found here.