Drone Hill wind farm fund is open for business again

Eyemouth Primary School's visit to Drone Hill Wind Farm.
Eyemouth Primary School's visit to Drone Hill Wind Farm.
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Communities around the Drone Hill wind farm on Coldingham Moor are being invited to apply to the wind farm’s community fund.

Groups and charities in Reston and Auchencrow, Coldingham, Cockburnspath and Grantshouse are being encouraged to apply to the next round of the AES Drone Hill Community Fund.

The community fund, launched in 2012 and pledging to deliver £1 million (£40,000 per year for 25 years), is managed by Foundation Scotland who are now welcoming applications from groups who provide activities or services which benefit residents in the four community council areas.

Tom Black, Foundation Scotland’s community engagement manager said: “The community fund is making a difference to the many small groups in the area, which was demonstrated in the awards made last year.

“For example Grantshouse Archery Club, received funding to purchase new equipment allowing them to grow their membership, while Cocksburnspath Village Hall received a grant to improve the acoustics in the hall, which will allow the hall to be used for more events, making for a busier programme on offer to the village.

“We want to continue supporting the wide range of grass roots organisations active across the area, so I would urge groups, working to benefit the local community to apply to this fund before the closing date of March 31.”

Grant application forms are available to download from www.foundationscotland.org.uk/dronehill

For more information about the fund contact Foundation Scotland on 0131 524 0300 or email edinburghadmin@foundationscotland.org.uk