One of the most exciting developments in recent times is the launch of the Feughdee West Community Fund following the commissioning of Mid Hill Wind Farm. This fund provides FWCC with £25,000/year to support community projects.
Applications by community organisations requesting funding may be made at any time and a review of applications will be made four times per annum (mid month January/April/July/October). A decision on whether to support applications and the amount of funding recommended will be made by FWCC at the end of month meeting. Advice will be provided by a Sub-Committee comprised of three FWCC members and five representatives of the communities which it serves. All applications along with recommendations will be forwarded to Natural Power, a subsidiary of Fred Olsen Renewables. Provided that they are in agreement with the recommendations, Natural Power will approve and distribute funds directly to the applicant/s. The process from application to successful applicants receiving funds is expected to take approximately 6 months.
Note: The closing date for the next round of funding applications in 2019 is January 31st
Since its inception, funding received from the Midhill windfarm has been used to
Support the administration of the Community Council
Install the Glendye snowgate webcam
Repair the Strachan Village Hall roof
Refurbish the Inchmarlo Village Hall wooden floor
Support the "Portrait of our time" outdoor nativity play
Support the Strachan village youth group
Refurbish and restore the Inchmarlo Lesser hall
Conduct further repairs on the Strachan village hall roof
No application is too large or too small, so whether your idea is to provide a contribution towards a larger community project or to fund a small local initiative, all applications submitted will be considered. To enquire about applications to the community fund please fill in the contact form below.
The application guidence documents and pdf copies of the application forms are available on the marr area partnership website via the links below. Note there are different application forms for requests of over £1000 and for £1000 and below.