The community fund for Hill of Towie Wind Farm has been available since the commissioning of the wind farm in spring 2012. More than £90,000 per annum is now available to the local community in and around Drummuir, Keith & Mulben. RES (Renewable Energy Systems) the developer, provides the community benefit fund, REAP administers the fund, and a decision-making panel of local community representatives assesses grant applications and allocates the funds.
To be eligible for the Hill of Towie Wind Farm Community Grant Scheme groups or organisations must:
- be properly constituted and have a bank account in the organisation’s name
- operate mainly in the area of benefit – please see the map
The deadline for the next round of funding is Tuesday 20th October 2020
This round of funding only is also open for Coronavirus related grants. Please complete the separate short application form to apply for this funding. It is available as a Word application form or a PDF application form. Both versions of the form are also available on the Downloads page of the website. This funding is available for groups or organisations that are:
- Providing support to people in the fund area that have been affected by Coronavirus and/or
- Based in the area and in need of running costs (rent, utilities, insurance, staff or volunteer costs) because of the effects of Coronavirus and/or
- Based in the area and in need of Coronavirus related equipment to allow them to safely resume or continue their activities e.g. disinfectant, PPE, Perspex screens
You are advised to submit applications in good time in case there are any follow-up questions or supporting evidence you need to provide. Support is available to help you complete your application if needed so please feel free to contact REAP if you need more information before submitting your application. Although the REAP office is still closed, we will collect applications regularly so you can submit by post, drop through the office letterbox or submit by email.
After the Decision Making meeting in late November, all applicants will be informed by email if their application has been successful or unsuccessful.
For application guidelines for both the Small Grants (projects under £1,000) and the Main Grants (projects over £1,000) see the Application Guidelines
Click here for a step-by-step guide to the application process
Click here for our top tips on completing a funding application.
Click here for a Word version of the Short Grant Application Form (under £1000).
Click here for a PDF version of the Short Grant Application Form (under £1000).
Click here for a Word version of the Main Grant Application Form (for £1000 and over).
Click here for a PDF version of the Main Application Grant Form (for £1000 and over).
For any more information please ring 01542 888070 or e-mail email@example.com
Click here for the Annual Report on round 11 & 12 funding including applicant reports.
Click here for the Annual Report on round 9 & 10 funding including applicant reports.
Click here for the Aims and Objectives of the Hill of Towie Community Benefit Fund