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Covid-19 money made available through Baillie community benefit fund

By Alan Hendry

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Some of the turbines at Baillie Wind Farm. Picture: Alan Hendry
Some of the turbines at Baillie Wind Farm. Picture: Alan Hendry

Baillie Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund has made a sum of money available for a fast-track funding stream for organisations working to support vulnerable people in their communities through the Covid-19 crisis.

The fund is seeking expressions of interest from groups across Caithness that require additional support to enable them to carry out activities for the community during the pandemic.

This funding is intended to be as fast and flexible as possible, as the needs of communities and the organisations supporting them are changing regularly.

The sum being made available has not been specified.

Groups interested in applying can make contact at enquiries@bailliecommunityfund.org.uk to give a brief outline of their proposal and an estimate of their funding requirement. The fund team will then process these as quickly as possible and invite formal applications to support eligible projects.

A spokesman for the fund team said: “We recognise that many groups outwith our usual catchment area are doing important and valuable work to support their communities at this time, and we want to act to support these groups.

“This is a difficult time for all across Caithness, and we feel it is important that everyone pulls together to offer what support they can to those in need.”

The fund also remains open for applications from individuals and groups in the West Caithness Community Council area, as well as from eligible educational and sporting organisations across the county. Those interested in applying for funding via the usual process can do so by July 13 for consideration at the next board meeting, and full details of eligibility can be found on the fund website.

Any groups or individuals interested in applying for either funding stream are invited to email the fund in the first instance.

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