The originator of the Fund is RWE npower Renewables Limited the owner of the Lochelbank wind farm. The Fund is to benefit the residents of the geographic areas represented by the community councils of Glenfarg and Bridge of Earn.
A separate agreement has been made between RWE npower Renewables Limited and Foundation Scotland. The Foundation is acting as an agentappointed by t RWE npower Renewables Limited to manage the Fund.
The Foundation will be advised by the Lochelbank Community Panel of community representatives, which will recommend the priorities for the Fund and advise on grantmaking from it.
The Foundation will award grants from the Fund to support the charitable activities of constituted, not-for-profit groups working to benefit residents within the area of benefit.
Who can apply for a grant? Constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working to benefit people in the Glenfarg Community Council area will be able to apply for a grant.
Micro grants from the community council will also be available to individuals or groups without a constitution for purposes that will benefit the local community.
What size of grants is available? Organisations will be able to apply for small grants between £250 and £2,500. Applications above £2,500 will be considered in exceptional circumstances, where significant and wider community benefit can be demonstrated. Grants should be spent within 12 months of any award made.
Micro grants are awarded for costs up to £250. Please give as much detail as possible in your application, including approximate costings.
How can I apply? A different application form must be used for each size of grant. These are available from Foundation Scotland and can be downloaded from www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/lochelbank.aspx
or by contacting the Foundation on 0131 524 0300
or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
When should I apply? Check here for the latest deadline information.
In addition, the Foundation has established a Micro Grant scheme to award small grants for general charitable purposes in response to requests from individuals or unconstituted groups within its area. The Micro Grant scheme is controlled and administered by the Community Council.