STRATHNAIRN COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND
The Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund has been in existence since 2004 following completion of negotiations between Npower and Strathnairn and Strathdearn Communities allowing the erection of a wind farm outside Farr. At its inception the Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund was established as a limited company, with the Strathnairn Community Council as its sole shareholder, and also as a charity. The fund is controlled by a Board of Directors which has responsibility for grant allocation and management of the monies within the fund. The key objectives of the Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund are stated in the Memorandum of Association as “the promotion, for the benefit of the public, of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation and in particular in the Strathnairn Community Council area.”
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GRANTS AND APPLICATION FORMS:-
The Board of the Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund currently issues the following grants:
GENERAL - As allowed by the Memorandum of Association and the terms of the Minute of Agreement with the Windfarm.
VENTURE GRANTS - Grants of up to £250 to a maximum of 20% of the applicant’s costs are available for those planning to participate in an educational or training project organised for the benefit of others, by a recognised charity or a school/university
FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING GRANTS - Grants of £250 are available for students attending or accepted for attendance at a further education or training establishment. Applicants are required to submit a copy of their acceptance letter at the new establishment. Only one such grant per student will be allowed.
SUPPLEMENTARY HOME HEATING GRANTS - Available to residents who are in receipt of Pension Credit. The grant will be in the amount of £350 and be limited to one per household per year. In exceptional circumstances other applications may be considered.
SPORTS SUPPORT GRANTS - Available to competitors in a Scottish or National Championship or tournament outwith the Highland Council area or participating in a recognised training camp as trainees. The applicant will be expected to have applied for grants from the governing body of their particular sport if available. The grant will be for not more than half the remaining costs to the applicant to a maximum of £250. Grants will be limited to one championship and one training camp or tournament per applicant per calendar year
LEARNING / DEVELOPMENT GRANTS - A grant of actual costs up to a limit of £500 available to residents who had been assessed to have a level of need which required the development of a Coordinated Support Plan or equivalent.
RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT - A grant of £300 is available towards installation of renewable energy technology and towards household energy saving measures.
DONATIONS - Donations of £250 are available for a local group or organisation planning an event which is open to the public and within the Strathnairn Community Council area
Authority to approve applications for all grants other than General Grants has been delegated to the Chair and Vice Chair
For further information, please contact SCBF Company Secretary -
Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund Ltd
A Company Registered In Edinburgh no: SC272756
Registered Office: Drummond House, Farr, Inverness , IV2 6XG
Recognised as Scottish Charity No: SC 036807
Phone: 01808 521371