More about access to community funds...
The Burnamakiman Hydro Community Fund benefits those living in the South Cowal Community Council area. In 2021 South Cowal Community Council will distribute a sum of £3,000 to the community.
A Community Panel, made up of people who live, work or volunteer in the area, will consider applications and decide how the money from the Fund is best distributed. The panel will be composed of people not associated in any way with the applicants.
Groups, individuals and organisations working to benefit people in South Cowal can apply to the Fund for any amount up to £3,000. Applications from groups or organisations must have a governing document or a set of rules and be set up on a not-for-profit basis; groups do not have to be a registered charity to apply.
Applications from groups/individuals/organisations located outside the Fund area will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must demonstrate clear benefit for residents of the South Cowal area.
Making a Difference
The Fund will provide grants to support projects that:
- Enhance the quality of life for local residents of all ages.
- Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities.
- Promote community spirit and encourage community activity.
The decisions of both the Panel and South Cowal Community Council will be final with no appeals considered or correspondence entered into.
In this funding round, while successful previous applicants can re-apply, preference may be given to new applicants.
Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of how the funding has been spent on their project by end November 2023.
The Factsheet and Application are available below to download.
The community council has agreed not to distribute the funds received in 2022 and, instead, to hold off until the funds are received again in 2023. The intention is to be able to offer larger grants with funds from 2 years of the hydro income.