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19 Apr 2022

Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Awards Grants to Six Local Projects in Latest Funding Round

The Current Taynuilt All-Weather Playing Surface

The Current Taynuilt All-Weather Playing Surface

The Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Steering Group met again at the end of March and awarded funding totalling over £34,000:




Project Cost

Grant Awarded

Friends of St Conan’s Kirk

Creation of two disabled toilets



Portsonachan Hall

Car park improvements



Friends of Kilbride

Stabilisation of south wall



Oban Mountain Rescue

Electrical fit out of Taynuilt garage



Taynuilt Sports Council

Replacement of all-weather playing surface



Kilmore & Kilbride Community Council

Purchase and installation of two defibrillators




These projects are all within the five community council areas surrounding Carraig Gheal Wind Farm; Avich & Kilchrenan, Taynuilt, Glenorchy & Innishail, Kilinver & Kilmelford and Kilmore.

The fund has awarded over £350,000, supporting 69 local community projects with total costs of over £730,000.

The next round of funding for main grants opens on 1st May 2022 and is for £501 up to £7,000; village halls may apply for up to £20,000. If you are part of a constituted group and have a project that requires funding and would like to find out more information, please contact Jennie can provide guidance and application forms and answer any queries you may have.

Information can also be provided on the micro grant scheme which is available all year round for up to £500 for projects within the above five community council areas.

The Steering Group and GreenPower also welcomed new member Gill Philpotts into the Group who is the new Kilninver and Kilmelford Community Council representative. Gill takes over from David Wilkie who was the previous representative and the Group and GreenPower thanked David for his long-term hard work and contributions since joining the Group in 2015 and wishes him all the best for the future.