BLACKCRAIG WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND

The Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund is provided by wind farm owners Blackcraig Wind Farm (Scotland) Limited, creating an annual fund of about £250,000 for distribution to local community initiatives. The Fund area of benefit is the community council areas of: Carsphairn, Dalry, Balmaclellan, Corsock & KPD, Dunscore, Glencairn, Parton, Crossmichael, Balmaghie and New Galloway & Kells.


The Glenkens & District Trust is the decision making body for the Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund, which is run in partnership with Foundation Scotland, an independent fund distributing charity with local presence. Foundation Scotland supports GDT and the windfarm owner with fund administration and grant management.

For grant application enquiries please check the Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund page or contact Suzy at Foundation Scotland direct on grants@foundationscotland.org.uk

Please note that Foundation Scotland is upgrading its grant management system, for information on how this may affect you, go to News.

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WHAT WE SUPPORT

The purpose of the Fund is to support our communities to be connected, resilient and carbon neutral places, where people will want to live, work and visit, to bring up their families, and to grow old.

The full Fund Strategy can be read here

The latest awards can be viewed here

Click here to see the Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund 2019-2021 Update Report produced by Foundation Scotland.

HOW TO APPLY - GROUPS

Eligible groups from the area of benefit can apply for grants of between £500 and £25,000 to support a wide range of costs and activities with deadlines in spring and autumn each year.

All the up to date application information, Fund Strategy,  application form and deadlines can be found on the Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund page on Foundation Scotland's website here.

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HOW TO APPLY - EDUCATION & TRAINING GRANTS

The new Glenkens & District Education & Training Fund helps provide financial support to people aged 16+ living in the Trust's area of operation to access education and training opportunities. A wide range of training and study courses can be funded (full or part-time, short courses and multi year awards) along with associated costs such as travel, childcare or equipment. The level of grant will depend on the course you want to do and other funding available.


All the information can be found here on the Foundation Scotland website. Apply at any time.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL SMALL GRANTS

Community Councils in the Fund area of benefit also receive a small grant direct from the Fund to be used at the discretion of the Community Council for one or more charitable projects.


Some Community Councils spend the grant directly and some operate 'micro grants' schemes making small awards via an application process.


For more information about these small grants, please contact your local Community Council.