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 £264,500 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.
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. 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.
The full Fund Strategy can be read here
The latest awards can be viewed here
HOW TO APPLY
Please read the information on eligibility criteria and what can be supported before you apply.
All the up to date application information, Fund Strategy and form can be found on the Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund page on Foundation Scotland's website here.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
All grantees provide a report at the end of their funded activity. Awards are monitored awards so information can be gathered on the difference the Fund is making to our communities.
Click here to see the Blackcraig Wind Farm Community Fund 2019-2021 Update Report produced by Foundation Scotland.
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 operate 'micro grants' schemes making small awards via an application process. For more information about these small grants, please contact your local Community Council directly.