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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 £3,200 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 £3,200. 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 application and decision dates in 2021 are:

Application Deadline
Panel Decision
Decision Ratified by Community Council
Payment Made
31st January
By end of February
By mid-March
By end of March

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 2021.

The Factsheet and Application are available below to download.

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