Cairnmore Community fund shared

Posted on 9 May 2012

The annual Cairnmore Community fund was created by Greenspan Electric Cairnmore Ltd. to benefit the local communities around the Cairnmore wind park including those at Rhynie, Kennethmont, Lumsden, Clatt and Gartly.

The three turbines began generating in 2010, and the first round of the fund was issued in May last year.

As the Cairnmore site has now been generating for almost two years, we invited local charities, voluntary groups and clubs to apply for a share of the community fund.

All of the applications have been considered by the fund committee and the final decision was made at a meeting on the 17 April.

Fifteen applicants were successful for a share of the £5,000 fund.

These included:

Support for the annual running costs of

  • Car Aid Rhynie
  • Rhynie Rainbows
  • Rhynie Brownies
  • Jessiman Dance School (Huntly) from which pupils in Kennethmont, Rhynie and Gartly attend
  • Clatt Auld Kirk
  • Lumsden Parent and Toddlers group
  • Upper Donside Parich Church

Contribution towards the following purposes

  • Purchase of ICT equipment for Rhynie Primary School
  • Cost of celebrations in Rhynie for the Queens Diamond Jubilee, organised by the Rhynie Charitable Trust
  • Purchase of a noticeboard for the Noth Parish Church
  • Repair to the external woodwork of the Gartly Tin Hut
  • Purchase of a cooking area for curriculum use at Clatt Primary School
  • Extension to the car park area at Clatt Village Hall
  • A portable sound system at Lumsden Primary
  • Purchase of cards and wallets for Kennethmont Bridge Club