Community Affairs

Windfall for Kippen!

1st Grant Application Deadline: 31st January 2018

Kippen is to receive around £22,000 per year for the next 20 or so years from Kingsburn Wind Energy Ltd, a company which has built a windfarm near the village, now known as Kingsburn Windfarm.  This money is intended for the benefit of the community members of Kippen and it is up to all of us to put it to good use.

We welcome suggestions of how to spend this money from any individuals or community groups living in Kippen.  Criteria for how this money should be spent are:

-It should benefit the community of Kippen or part of the community and should not be for the benefit of individuals;

  • in particular it should be used to promote health, public participation in sport and other recreation, education, citizenship, arts, culture, science or environmental improvement.

  • It should be spent on something that could not happen without this money, i.e. it should not replace fundraising which is already taking place;

  • It should not be used for general maintenance;

There are likely to be matchfunding criteria to be fulfilled.

So, we would love to hear about any ideas you have on how this money should be spent.

We have application forms for minor grants (up to £1500), medium-sized grants (£1500-£5000) and major grants (over £5000).  Applications will initially be made to Kippen Community Council, and then suitable applications will be passed on to the Windfarm Panel to assess which applications should be awarded a grant.  Application forms are available from Margaret Beaton on 870536.

The 1st deadline for us to receive completed grant applications is 31st January 2018, but if that does not give you enough time, don’t worry as there will be another round later in the year.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about this or if you would like an application form.

If we don’t use it, we lose it!