Meetings, Funding Alerts and Updates

The next meeting of the West Kintyre Community Council will take place on Monday 20th November at 7pm within Whitehouse Village Hall.
 
Any one wishing any items to be added to the agenda, should let the Secretary know by close of business on Monday 13th of November 2023

 

WEST KINTYRE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

WIND FARM TRUST APPLICATIONS INVITED

 

Applications are invited for grants from this year’s second  round of funding from the above Trust.

Grants may be available for Capital or Revenue funding to support Projects, Group’s, Halls, Charities and Churches within the West Kintyre Community Council area, ranging from Whitehouse in the north to Kilkenzie in the south.

STOP PRESS

Grants are also available for the installation of energy efficient heating systems and

Wi-Fi installation in currently operating Community Halls in the area.

Advice, details and application forms are available from the Convener via email:

margaretpratt@btinternet.com

Closing date for receipt of applications Friday 29th September 2023

Disbursement meeting: will take place Monday 16th October  at 7.30pm Tayinloan Hall

PLEASE NOTE:  There are now NEW CRITERIA for applications therefore only new application forms will be accepted

 

A83 Road closure updates below as of 11/08/2023

 

01 Location Plan - A83 Clachan to Ronachan

 

Information Letter - Planned Maintenance - A83 Clachan to Ballochroy Update 10.08.23

 

WEST KINTYRE COMMUNITY FUND SCIO

 

The West Kintyre Community Fund is a fund set up to support community led activities that are supportive, positive, strategic, creative and help to improve the future of the community of West Kintyre – (Kilkenzie in the south to Whitehouse in the north).

 

Applications are now being invited for the three areas of funding available for consideration by the fund managers.

 

  1. Educational bursaries for persons residing in the area undertaking a first degree, further education college course or approved apprenticeship. Successful applicants will be awarded a bursary of £1000 per annum for the duration of their studies up to a maximum of 4 years.

 

  1. New small business start-up grants – grants may be available for any new small businesses wishing to start up within the area and who have a business plan that clearly identifies the goals and aspirations for the future growth of the business.

 

  1. Legacy Projects costing over £2000 - Grants of up to 90% funding may be available for currently operating community halls to help their future sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint by the installation of modern heating systems such as air-source heat pumps, modern high grade double glazing and wi-fi systems or to start a new community project/facility. In this instance all funding offered must be spent within one calendar year of the fund being offered.

 

For application forms or further information please email:

margaretpratt@btinternet.com

Closing date for receipt of all applications 30th June 2023

Funding interviews/ decisions will take place in July

 

Other Funds are also available via Fern Community Funds

This fund dispenses funds from the Cour windfarm and is available for groups who operate within West Kintyre, East Kintyre and Tarbert and Skipness CC areas.  The fund is a managed fund with 2 members from each CC area sitting on the panel

For further information please contact the Fund at

contact@ferncommunityfunds.com

Tel: 07871 785583

 

LOCAL POLICE FILES can be downloaded below:

JANUARY 2022

Beat 37 Council Report

FEBUARY 2022

Beat 37 Council Report February 22