The Community Fund for the Edintore Wind Farm launched in January 2017, after the commissioning of the wind farm. Each year over the coming years, £70,500 will be available to the local community, with priority given to groups operating in the primary area of benefit (see map) or projects benefiting people in that area. The developer, Edintore Wind Farm Ltd provides the community benefit fund, REAP administers the fund and a panel of local representatives will assess grant applications and allocate the funds.
The next closing date for applications is to be confirmed but will be in 2018
The panel expect to meet twice yearly, and applications can be accepted at any time of year at the REAP office. Support will be available to help you complete your application if needed. To be eligible for Edintore Wind Farm Community Grant Scheme groups or organisations must:
- be properly constituted
- have a bank account in the organisation’s name with at least 2 unrelated signatories
- meet at least one of the fund criteria – to provide social or environmental benefit or a benefit beyond the 25-year lifespan of the fund
Application guidelines and forms are being updated and will be available here once completed. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 01542 888070. You can also find more information about the wind farm and community benefit here.