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1 Nov 2017

Apply Now to the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund for Your Local Project

Applications are now being accepted for the next round of funding for the main grant of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

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21 Sep 2017

Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Awards Grants to Local Projects

Another four local projects have benefited from the most recent round of funding in the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme.

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18 Sep 2017

Financial Close reached on re-finance of the 46MW Carraig Gheal Wind Farm, Argyll, Scotland

14 September 2017

The joint venture partners in the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm, GreenPower and the Ampere Equity Fund, managed by DIF, are pleased to announce that a senior debt funding package has been put in place for the re-finance of the 46MW wind farm. Financial close for the transaction was achieved on 14th September 2017. The project has been operational since 2013.

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26 Jul 2017

Works Commence on West Loch Awe Timber Haul Route

Works on the West Loch Awe Timber Haul Road commence this week to repair and replace a small number of the water crossings and to undertake other maintenance at the same time.

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24 Jul 2017

Final Week for Applications to Carraig Gheal Community Benefit Fund Main Grant

The closing date for the current round of funding for the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund - Main Grant is Monday 31st July. You still have time to get any new applications in for consideration by the local Steering Group members.

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15 May 2017

Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Now Open for Applications

The next funding round of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is now open for applications from May 2017 until 31st July 2017.

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5 Apr 2017

13 Local Projects Awarded Grants from Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

The Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Steering Group met on Monday 27th March at Dalmally Village Hall with an excellent turnout. Of the 17 main grant applications on the agenda for review and determination, the Steering Group approved 13 totalling circa £70,000. 

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8 Mar 2017

Carraig Gheal Community Fund Continues to Benefit Local Groups

Dalavich Social and Recreational Club successfully applied last year for funding to enable refurbishment of the Dalavich Community Centre and the installation of a stove within the bar area.

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16 Feb 2017

Applications for Carraig Gheal Community Wind Farm Benefit Fund Now Closed

The Community Benefit Fund main grant application submission window closed at the end of January 2017 with a total of 17 applications being submitted from groups and organisations from within the five surrounding Community Councils areas and beyond.

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6 Jan 2017

Still Time to Apply for Grant Funding!

The current funding round for the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is open until 31st January 2017 so there is still time to submit an application to benefit your group.

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1 Nov 2016

Carriag Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Now Open for Applications

The next funding round of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is now open for applications from 1st November 2016 until 31st January 2017.

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4 Oct 2016

Carraig Gheal Community Benefit Fund Helps Fund “it’s a far cry to Loch Awe” Book

Dalmally Historical Assocation was recently successful in applying for a main grant from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund to help fund the publication of a local history book “it’s a far cry to Loch Awe”.

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29 Jul 2016

Power to the People

Dalavich Improvement Group has secured a grant of £7,000 from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund  to help with replacing and updating the electric wiring and distribution boards within the Dalavich Community Centre.

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3 Jun 2016

More Local Projects Benefit from Carraig Gheal Community Fund

Lorn Organic Growers received grant funding from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Fund for the replacement of the pollythene to one of their polytunnel plus timber and equipment to repair and strengthen their other three polytunnels.

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3 May 2016

Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Now Open to New Applications in Next Funding Round

Applications for the next round of funding for the Carraig Gheal Community Wind Farm Benefit Fund can now be submitted for consideration.

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7 Apr 2016

Lorn Organic Growers Continue to Grow

Lorn Organic Growers based at Barguillean Nursery near Taynuilt can continue to grow thanks to a grant of nearly £2,500 awarded in March 2016 from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Main Grant Fund.

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1 Mar 2016

New Members Needed for Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Steering Group

Would you like to help ensure over £46k of funds are invested to the benefit of your local communities each year?

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23 Feb 2016

Applications for Carraig Gheal Community Wind Farm Benefit Fund Now Closed

Applications for the Carraig Gheal Community Wind Farm Benefit Fund have now closed with a number of applications having been submitted. 

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12 Feb 2016

Wind and Solar Combine to Bring Local Benefits

Kilmelford and Kilninver community are celebrating a good start to the New Year with the successful installation of roof top solar panels on their Village Hall. Courtesy of a grant from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund (Fund), the wind has effectively helped harness the power of the sun to ensure the village hall’s electricity bills are kept as low as possible.

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20 Oct 2015

Applications Now Open for Carraig Gheal Community Wind Farm Benefit Fund

Applications for the Carraig Gheal Community Wind Farm Benefit Fund can now be submitted for consideration.

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24 Feb 2015

Kilmore Selection Meeting Results

The Selection meeting for the public member for the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Steering Group for the Kilmore Community Council area was held last night, 23rd February 2015.

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23 Feb 2015

Kilmore Selection Meeting Agenda and Method

The agenda for the Selection Meeting for the Kilmore Community Council Area which is being held tonight at 7pm in Kilmore Village Hall  can be viewed here.

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20 Feb 2015

Avich and Kilchrenan Selection Meeting Cancelled

The Avich & Kilchrenan Selection Meeting has been cancelled due to the withdrawal of Isabel Grant's application due to personal reasons.

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16 Feb 2015

Carraig Gheal Community Benefit Fund Steering Group Nominees

The nominees for Kilmore and Avich and Kilchrenan Community Council areas have put forward their personal statements ahead of the selection meetings being held later this month.

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9 Feb 2015

Carraig Gheal Community Benefit Fund Steering Group Public Member Selection Meetings

Following the invitation for nominees for the Carraig Gheal Community Benefit Fund Steering Group, GreenPower is very pleased to have received a number of nominations. Both Kilmore and Avich and Kilchrenan  Community Council Areas have had two nominees come forward.

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3 Feb 2015

GreenPower are finalist in Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2015

GreenPower are delighted to announce that it has been selected as one of three finalists in the Best Green Business category of the Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2015 which will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro on March 19th.

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30 Oct 2014

GreenPower Announces Launch of Carraig Gheal Community Benefit Fund

GreenPower is pleased to announce that the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund has been launched.

GreenPower would like to thank members of the community who have shown interest in the establishment of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Benefit Fund.

To view the letter that has been sent out to announce the formation of the steering group see here.

The management plan referred to in the letter can be downloaded here.

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23 Jan 2014

Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Fund Consultation Summary

Following the consultation deadline a summary of responses was produced and circulated which can be downloaded here.

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18 Jun 2013

Manufacturing Benefits Delivered Across Argyll

A £1m order of 'Argyll made' components from Wind Towers (Scotland) Ltd in Machrihanish for the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm near Loch Awe has been completed, as construction enters the final phase of the 20 turbine project.

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21 Nov 2012

Carraig Gheal Wind Farm community fund to top £1.6m

GreenPower (Carraig Gheal) Ltd have today announced a community fund which will be worth about £1.6million over the 25 year life span of the Wind Farm.

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24 Oct 2012

First turbine goes up at Carraig Gheal wind farm

The first of 20 wind turbines has been constructed successfully at Carraig Gheal wind farm above Inverinan Forest, NW Loch Awe.

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26 Sep 2012

First turbines arrive at Carraig Gheal Wind Farm

The first of 20 wind turbines were delivered successfully in the early hours of Monday morning from the Wind Towers factory at Machrihanish to the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm site NW of Loch Awe.

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10 Sep 2012

Turbines set to roll as Muasdale road improvement opens

Turbines set to roll as Muasdale road improvement opens.

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