Windfarm windfall in Cree Valley

Friday 23rd September
Cree Valley Community Council - Windfarm Community Benefit Fund
cheque presentation
Friday 23rd September Cree Valley Community Council - Windfarm Community Benefit Fund cheque presentation

The first tranche of windfarm community benefit fund money was distributed by Cree Valley Community Council at Creebridge House Hotel last Friday night.

The total funding distributed i is £21,040, just over 50 per cent of the initial payment to the benefit fund.

Galloway Thistle Club, who provide football instruction for youths in the area up to the age of 18, received £1000 to go towards providing waterproof team jackets for their members.

Home Start Wigtownshire, a mainly volunteer group who assist families with young children who are in difficulties, received £2000 to help them train and equip volunteers.

The Galloway Pageant, a gala event that has existed in Newton Stewart since 1934, received £2700 to assist with funding the event and equipment.

Newton Stewart and District Town Twinning Association received £1000 towards administrative costs.

The River Cree Hatchery & Habitat Trust received £2000 to finance the purchase of equipment and a new generator.

The Museum, Newton Stewart received £1140 to buy additional display cases to replace old ones to help display items in a better and safer environment.

The Newton Stewart Traditional Music Festival Association, a volunteer group who put on an annual music festival, received £4000 to help towards the purchase of a high quality, modular sound system.

The Rotary Club of Newton Stewart have identified a need, not covered by NHS funding, for the provision of insulin pumps to youngsters in the area. There are three to five youngsters in the Cree Valley area who would benefit from the pumps, which cost approximately £4000 each. The Rotary received £6200 towards their fundraising.

The Machars Area Partnership for Building Healthy Communities received £1000 towards the cost of hiring rooms, providing facilitators and administration costs.