Crystal Rig Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund 2013/2014

Dear All,

Just a reminder about the Crystal Rig Windfarm fund. As you probably know this is a community benefit fund that is available to enable the community of Garvald and Morham to carry out improvements to their local area in any sphere, including the environment, local amenity or tourism.

Money available

Each year, the wind farm allocates an amount of money to the community council, who then administer its disbursement to the community. The total amount of money is based on the installed capacity of the wind farm. This year over £22,425 is available.

To give you some idea of what’s been supported in the past, last year the following projects were funded:

  • Lothian Broadband (upgrades & Free WI-FI Hot Spots )
  • Knox youth group
  • New central heating for Morham Village Hall
  • Garvald Village Hall Outside paintwork
  • Morham Mix Arts and Activity project

However, please note that consideration will be given to all types of project, which will benefit the local community, and the Community Council is keen to widen the scope of projects funded. We are particularly keen to support any aspiring young sportspeople and musicians, so whatever idea you’ve got (no matter how big or small) please consider applying.

The fund is not available to projects that would be under the remit of the Council or which would be working against the windfarm(!).

How to apply:
Application forms are available to download on the GMCC webpage or from Phillip White at the Old School, Garvald. Complete this form with as much information as possible and return before 31st May to the Community Council. For more information please see the application form.