Good causes share in more than £375,000 given out by Kilgallioch fund

Charities and community groups across Wigtownshire and South Carrick have been awarded grants from the Kilgallioch Community Fund totalling more than £375,000.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 3:19 pm
The Kilgallioch Community Fund has been established with community benefit monies from the ScottishPower Renewables Kilgallioch Windfarm

So far this year the Board has made awards in both its Standard Grants and Large Grants categories, with a further round of Standard Grants (up to £10,000) closing on July 5.

In all 27 pay-outs worth £376,948.19 have been made in the spring round of grant making, ranging from £1,000 to Toskerton Senior Citizens Club for their events programme, to £99,988 to All Roads Lead to Whithorn to help with the redevelop of the New Town Hall.

Other successful projects include £4,000 for the Galloway Music Festival, supporting its return to action in 2022; £26,475 to the Mull of Galloway Trust to enhance the exhibition space in the lighthouse visitor centre; £17,183 to support the Trad Music Trust’s staff and tutoring costs; and £2,000 to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to re-start peer support groups in Carrick, Stranraer and Newton Stewart.

The fund, provided by Scottish Power Renewables from its Kilgallioch Windfarm, is distributed by Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company.

KCBC chairman Nick Walker: “It is fantastic that a s we emerge from the latest round of Covid-19 restrictions, we have been able to offer a boost to many projects to get going again and to those making plans for the future.”

Full details of how to apply for the next round of funding can be found at www.kilgallioch.co.uk.