The community fund for Hill of Towie Wind Farm has been available since the commissioning of the wind farm in spring 2012. More than £90,000 per annum is now available to the local community in and around Drummuir, Keith & Mulben. RES (Renewable Energy Systems) the developer, provides the community benefit fund, REAP administers the fund, and a decision-making panel of local community representatives assesses grant applications and allocates the funds.
To be eligible for the Hill of Towie Wind Farm Community Grant Scheme groups or organisations must:
- be properly constituted and have a bank account in the organisation’s name
- operate mainly in the area of benefit – please see the map
Coronavirus resilience grants are being made available in this current round to groups and organisations who are improving the life of people in the Keith & Strathisla council areas during the coronavirus restrictions. If your group is based in the area, the grant can be used for running costs for your group while carrying out this work, or to keep your group going through the pandemic, if your income has been affected by coronavirus. It can also be used to provide equipment to allow you resume or continue your activities, e.g. purchase PPE and screens.
The deadline for the next round of applications is Wednesday 5th May 2021
Applications can be accepted at any time of year at the REAP office and you are advised to submit applications in good time in case there are any follow-up questions or supporting evidence you need to provide. Support is available to help you complete your application if needed so please feel free to contact REAP if you need more information before submitting your application. Previous applicants please note the guidance has been updated and all applicants are required to supply 2 competitive, written quotes where possible, not only for equipment or refurbishment.
After the Decision Making meeting all applicants will be informed by email if their application has been successful or unsuccessful.
Due to the essential website maintenance, the documents listed below are not available for downloads at the moment (as for 17th February 2021). Please bear with us while we are addressing this issue. You can request the documents by contacting our Community Renewables Officer Karen Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org
For application guidelines for both the Small Grants (projects under £1,000) and the Main Grants (projects over £1,000) see the Application Guidelines
Click here for a step-by-step guide to the application process
Click here for our top tips on completing a funding application.
Click here for a Word version of the Coronavirus Resilience Grant Form.
Click here for a PDF version of the Coronavirus Resilience Grant Form.
Click here for a Word version of the Short Grant Application Form (under £1000).
Click here for a PDF version of the Short Grant Application Form (under £1000).
Click here for a Word version of the Main Grant Application Form (for £1000 and over).
Click here for a PDF version of the Main Application Grant Form (for £1000 and over).
For any more information please ring 01542 888070 or e-mail email@example.com
Click here for the Annual Report on round 11 & 12 funding including applicant reports.
Click here for the Annual Report on round 9 & 10 funding including applicant reports.
Click here for the Aims and Objectives of the Hill of Towie Community Benefit Fund
Successful applicants can now request a certificate of award. Please get in touch with the REAP office if you would like one.