Community Benefit Fund Applications

At the Annual General Meeting of the Islay Energy Community Benefit Society on Wednesday 27th April, it was announced that the sum of £60,000,generated by income from the community wind turbine, would be transferred to Islay Energy Trust to provide a number of grant funding opportunities towards a range of community projects in the communities of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.

Applications for funding may be submitted by anyone resident and registered on the electoral roll or from groups, organisations or businesses with a registered address on Islay, Jura or Colonsay. Projects should provide clear benefit to the wider community of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.

Priorities

Following the overall aims of IET, funding will be available in three priority areas:

  • Developing renewable energy projects for community benefit
  • Supporting community groups to build capacity and achieve social and environmental benefits and
  • Supporting individuals/groups in modernising outdated fuel systems and energy savings.

Applying to the fund

There is a two-stage application process for funding, the first of which is the submission of an Expression of Interest form.

Download an expression of interest form or pop in to our office at Custom House, Main Street, Bowmore, to pick up a paper version (copies available in the plastic wallet on the door if the office is unstaffed).  

If you have trouble downloading the Word version of the form you can download a PDF version of the expression of interest form.

Once your expression of interest has been assessed, you may will be informed about whether it is being taken to the second stage.  If your application is being progressed, you will be asked for more information, specific to your project, at this stage.

For further information and to express an interest in the fund, contact Billy on 01496 301413 or via e-mail: billy.sinclair@islayenergytrust.org.uk

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