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The Kelburn Wind Farm Fund has £55,000 available for good local causes

The KELBURN Windfarm Community Fund has opened applications for Largs, Fairlie and Cumbrae.

Since 2012, almost £500,000 has been awarded to groups and organizations to support local environment, education and amenity proposals for registered suitable and not-for-profit applicants.

Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 have been awarded to dozens of good causes, many of which fall under the category of social sustainability. The Kelburn Wind Farm Fund 2022 application window is now open until 29 April.

Notable recipients last year included the Largs Town Clock Preservation Fund, which received £10,000 for repairs to the historic clock in St Columba’s Parish Church and £4,000 was pledged to create solar power at the refurbished Millport Town Hall. Various grants of thousands of pounds for sports clubs were handed out, while the Largs & District Dementia Friendly Committee received £4,000 for the new initiative to help people living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Theater troupes and youth organizations were among the 20 applications that benefited.

In a year affected by the coronavirus, the local volunteer committee has also awarded various grants to groups affected by the ongoing lockdown restrictions.

Kelburn Wind Farm Community Fund Chairman Mr Alistair Green said: “In a challenging and challenging year we have had an impressive, interesting and diverse range of applications from the communities of Largs, Fairlie and Cumbrae that we agreed to support.

Renewable Energy Systems (RES), which operates the wind turbines on the Kelburn estate, will provide more than £55,000 to distribute by summer.

Applicants can submit applications online at www.kelburnwindfarm.co.uk