Gordonstown wind farm fund open for applications

Community groups in and around Fyvie and Rothienorman are invited to apply for grants from a £19K pot of money from the Gordonstown wind farm.

Community groups in and around Fyvie and Rothienorman are invited to apply for grants from a £19K pot of money from the Gordonstown wind farm.

The fund, which is administered by Fyvie, Rothienorman & Monquhitter Community Council with the support of Foundation Scotland, is paid for by Ventient Energy, the owners of the
Gordonstown wind farm. The Fund makes two rounds of awards each year and the next closing date is on Monday 23rd September 2019.

Nicola Davidson of Fyvie, Rothienorman and Monquhitter Community Council said

The Fund has more money available to it this year, so we are hoping that some more strategic, long-term projects in the area will bid for funding, perhaps to help leverage in additional funds from outwith the area.

Tony Crombie of Ventient Energy Services Ltd said

We hope that the Fund will support a good range of local activity. It is local people who decide on the awards, and that should best reflect local priorities.

Grants awarded in the first round of applications in 2019 were

  • Rothienorman Bowling Club – £1,000 towards the purchase of a new mower
  • Millbrex Hall – £500 to install weather-proof signs at the hall
  • 1st Fyvie Brownies – £500 to help purchase a box trailer for transporting and storing camping equipment
  • Fyvie Church – £240 for the purchase of a new hob and oven in Glebe House
  • Woodhead and Windyhills Community Trust – £200 to purchase path way-markers
  • Fyvie, Rothienorman & Monquhitter Community Council – £36 for the purchase of 90 bottles to contain medical information

For more information or an application form please contact Nicola Davidson, Community Benefit Sub Group (Fyvie, Rothienorman and Monquhitter Community Council), telephone
01651 821499 or nicolaann13@btinternet.com or visit https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/gordonstown-fyvie/

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