Wind farm funding brings light and life to projects

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Defibrillators and new village hall lights are two of five community projects to benefit from Carraig Gheal Wind Farm funding.

As part of the latest funding round, Dalmally is getting £3,000 to install  defibrillators at either end of the village and Kimelford and Kilninver Village Hall is receiving £7,000 for new lights.

Kilmore and Kilbride Village Hall will be getting a facelift thanks to £7,000 from the fund for new rendering and insulation to two of its external walls.

Kilchrenan, Inverinan and Dalvich Coastal Rowing Club has been awarded  £4,090 to paint a second skiff and buy equipment and Friends of Kilbride will use its £7,000 to remove an invasion of ivy putting its historic MacDougall Memorial Aisle at risk.

Applications for the last funding round were considered at the April meeting of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Steering
Group. The group is made up of two representatives from each of the five community council areas that benefit from the fund.

The total number of main grants approved since the fund began is 44, with more than £220,000 being awarded.

The fund also offers grants of up to £500. So far, 48 of these have been given out, totalling £9,250.

The next funding round for larger grants will open on Wednesday May 1 with the closing date Wednesday July 31. The steering group will meet at the beginning of October to decide which applications to approve and how much to award.

To find out how to apply for either of the grants go to the Carraig
Gheal website or email