Wind farm fund opens soon

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The Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund will open for applications on April 1, 2016.

Applications to the fund can be made from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in the community council areas of: Arbuthnott, Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar Mearns, Stonehaven & District.

Blue Energy, the energy company who developed the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm,has established the Community Fund which will see £12,420 per year available to support local community projects during the 25 year lifetime of the wind farm.

Blue Energy is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy developers who play a vital role in developing and constructing projects that contribute to Scotland’s energy supply.

The fund is open for applications from 1 April until 30 June 2016.

A panel made up of representatives from the community council areas along with a representative from Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) will then meet in August to consider applications.

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the KDP website www.kincardineshiredp.org.