Next round of Baillie Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund closing soon
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Potential applicants to the Baillie Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund are being given a reminder that the next round will close at the start of next week. The application deadline is Monday, 28 September 28, at 5pm.
The fund is open for applications through its regular funding stream, which is open to residents, businesses and community organisations within the West Caithness Community Council area, as well as to educational and sporting organisations throughout Caithness.
Over the past year, the fund has awarded more than £80,000 in grants to help community groups deliver vital services, help businesses expand, and support residents with the installation of micro-generation. Among the good causes supported have been Reay Parent Council, Scrabster Community Association, village halls across the west Caithness area and the Caithness Mental Health Support Group.
The fund also continues to seek expressions of interest from groups across Caithness that require additional support or funding to enable them to carry out support activities for the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. This funding is intended to be as fast and flexible as possible, as the fund recognises that the needs of communities and the organisations supporting them are changing regularly.
Previous successful applicants have included Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau, which was awarded over £5000 towards the costs of personal protective equipment and changes to its premises to enable staff to return to supporting clients face-to-face, both at the office and through home visits.
The fund also previously awarded a grant of £350 to Thurso Football Academy to support its efforts to distribute footballs and water bottles to local children as part of the Keep Scotland Active initiative. The funding also supported the academy to print a training drills booklet to allow youngsters aged from three to eight to play various themed games with parents in their gardens.
Anyone interested in making an application should contact the fund on 01847 500105 or email email@example.com