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Initiative Grant Scheme

 Do you have a community project that needs funding? If so we would love to hear from you. The Marr Area Committee of Aberdeenshire Council set up this grant scheme to support community development. We run the scheme and offer support to community groups to achieve the maximum benefit from the awards. They can be up to a maximum value of £750. This would be then match funded by at least the same amount as the grant. The form can be accessed by clicking here. Please contact Lindsay on 07585 621549 or at lindsay@marrareapartnership.org.uk for a friendly chat and guide to the application process. 

Marr Area Committee Small Grant Scheme

Grants of up to £2,000  are available from the Marr Area Committee Small Grant Scheme for projects which aim to help improve local communities in the Marr Area. It is worth noting that this grant cannot be applied for in addition to the IGS. 

To apply, complete the Marr Small Grant application form (pdf 103KB).

Please contact marr@aberdeenshire.gov.uk if you would like a word copy of the application form. 

Wind Farm Funding

Midhill Community Benefit Fund

Mid Hill Wind Limited (MHWL), owner of the Mid Hill Wind Farm, has set up a community benefit fund to contribute to the communities near which it operates. These communities are: • Auchenblae & District Community Association • Crathes, Drumoak and Durris Community Council • Feughdee West Community Council • Feughside Community Council (FCC) • Brathens, Glassel, Inchmarlo Community Council (BGICC) • Glenbervie & District Community Association (SCIO) • Banchory Community Council

Guidelines for applications can be found here.

Click here for the application form.

Vattenfall Clashindarroch Wind Farm Community Fund

The Vattenfall Clashindarroch Wind Farm Community Fund supports charitable projects benefiting those living in the areas served by the community councils of Huntly, Strathbogie and Tap o’Noth and the area served by Cabrach Community Association.  The fund is provided by Vattenfall, the developer and owner of Clashindarroch Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire.  Starting on 2015, the fund receives a donation of £185,000 each year, rising in line with the Retail Price Index. In 2020, the annual contribution to the fund was just under £209,000. Donations will be provided for the operating lifetime of the wind farm. 

Click here for further information and the application form.

Kildrummy Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

The Kildrummy Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund supports charitable projects that benefit residents of Kildrummy, Lumsden and Towie/Glenkindie within the Donside Community Council area.  

The fund is provided by Greencoat UK Wind, owner of Kildrummy Wind Farm. Starting in 2013, £23,000 per year, rising in line with inflation, will be paid into the Fund for the operating life of the wind farm. Additionally, starting in 2019 the Fund will be increased by £4,600 every five years, again rising in line with inflation.  A further bonus payment related to the energy output of the wind farm will also be paid into the Fund where the energy output of the wind farm is at least 5% higher than the expected output over a fixed five-year period. 

The fund supports charitable activities that reflect the ambitions and activities set out in Kildrummy, Lumsden & Towie Community Action Plan 2013 and Glenkindie & Towie Community Action Plan 2019, both of which were produced in partnership with Marr Area Partnership. 

Click here for further information and the application form.

Other Funds

At our community forum in September, there was a short presentation on locally available funds, which is now available to view here.

The fundraising landscape is continually changing in the Marr area. Our weekly bulletins are an up to the minute guide to what is available to your community. Click here to access the bulletins.

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