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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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East Ayrshire Council - Renewable Energy Fund (REF)


The Renewable Energy Fund is a fund set up and administered by East Ayrshire Council to distribute developer contributions from Wind Farm developments within East Ayrshire.

There are currently four operational wind farms making a contribution to the Renewable Energy Fund:

  • Afton wind farm
  • Galawhistle wind farm
  • Hare Hill wind farm extensions
  • Whitelee wind farm

The grants are intended to offer support to provide or maintain cultural, social, welfare, recreational or sporting facilities or to promote these activities. The grants are also provided to assist community-based projects that are in the interests of the community or the environment.

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Geographical areas funded: East Ayrshire

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Who can apply

Applications are welcomed from constituted voluntary and community groups; social economy or social enterprise projects or from Local Authority or other agencies (only where the project is community based, is new and does not represent a substitution of core business activities).

When to apply

Please apply for assistance long before you require the funding. An application for grant can take up to 10 weeks for the administration and assessment of grant to be completed. The Grants Committee meet on a quarterly basis.

How to apply

An application form can be downloaded from the Council website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Education & training Environment Health care & wellbeing Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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