Achlachan Windfarm Mini Fund Guidance Note

The Halkirk and District Community Council has been given an annual fund of £3,000 from the Achlachan Windfarm for direct distribution within the local community.

The aim is to award small amounts (Less than £300) which directly benefit young people, sports, educational and art activities.  Any individual within the HDCC boundary will be eligible to apply.  No means assessment or match funding requirements will be needed.

The “mini fund” will be administered by the HDCC and applications to the fund will be made directly to the HDCC by letter.  It is expected that the letter will clearly identify:

  • Named Individuals/Group to benefit

  • Description of activity requesting support

  • How funding will benefit young people

  • Sum of money requested

  • Evidence of the activity (e.g. Reference, advertisement)   

The application letter will then be reviewed by the HDCC at their next regular meetings for consideration.  In some circumstance the individual applying may be requested to attend the meeting for further clarification regarding the application.

The decision of the HDCC will be communicated by letter and payment will be made via cheque.  This will need to be acknowledged in writing to allow a formal record of expenditure to be maintained. A requirement for evidence of the spending may be required.

It is proposed that the HDCC should manage the fund for an initial period of 12 months and the success of activities will be renewed before we confirm to proceed for the next 12 month period in April 2020.

Dates of planned HDCC meeting are:

12 February 2020
15 April 2020
10 June 2020
19 August 2020
7 October 2020
2 December 2020

 Letters for application should be emailed to: