New windfarm fund grants first awards

Ann Gallacher, treasurer of CCWF, handing over a cheque for £3,000 to James McCorkindale, principal teacher at the McCorkindale School of Dancing. The money will be used towards the purchase of a new outdoor dancing platform, which will be built locally to meet the requirements of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.
Ann Gallacher, treasurer of CCWF, handing over a cheque for £3,000 to James McCorkindale, principal teacher at the McCorkindale School of Dancing. The money will be used towards the purchase of a new outdoor dancing platform, which will be built locally to meet the requirements of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.

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A number of groups and community enterprise companies have received a cash boost in the first round of grants from a new windfarm fund.

Campbeltown Community Windfarm Fund (CCWF), a charitable organisation set up by Campbeltown Community Council, disbursed the funds received as community benefit from Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) and its Beinn an Tuirc 3 Windfarm.

The following awards were made: Argyll Memorial Trust: £3,500; Campbeltown Brass Band: £5,000; Campbeltown and District Juvenile Football Association: £5,000; Keeping it Local Community Interest Company: £5,000; Kintyre Link Club: £2,000; Kintyre Recycling: £4,000; Kintyre Seasports: £3,000; Kintyre Way: £2,000; Kintyre Weigh: £2,000; McCorkindale School of Dancing: £3,000; Preloved 2 Reloved: £5,000; Campbeltown Sea Cadets: £2,000; Shopper-Aide: £3,000; South Kintyre Development Trust: £3,500; Supporting the Homeless in Kintyre: £1,000; and West Kintyre Promotions: £500.

‘CCWF wishes all these groups success with their various projects and advises that a further disbursement of funds will take place towards the end of September,’ said a spokesperson. ‘This will be advertised on our website, www.campbeltowncommunitycouncil.uk, on Facebook and in the Campbeltown Courier nearer the time.’