New funding will be available from this month from the Lochelbank Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. There will be £20,000 a year (increasing in line with inflation) for the next 25 years, available for constituted community groups in the Community Council areas of Bridge of Earn and Glenfarg or those planning a project within those areas. The bottom line for use of the fund will be to benefit these communities. The launch will be held at Bridge of Earn Institute at 2pm on the 29th October. There will also be an event at Glenfarg about noon of the same day.
To be eligible to apply for these funds a community group (such as an allotment association) will need to be ‘not for profit’, to have a constitution and to have a project, or want to carry out an activity, that will benefit residents in the community council areas of Glenfarg and Bridge of Earn. Grant applications will be accepted from October 2011 and it is expected that the first grants will be made later in the year.
The Scottish Community Foundation will work with the two community councils to launch the fund and recruit a local panel in November/October. Information on how to participate in this process will be posted by these bodies in the local press, in newsletters and on web sites.