Kirkcowan – What's Going On?

KCDT – Compare & Contrast

Published 6th August 2019

Updated 7th August – (See Below)

Following my search for information on the Kirkcowan Community Development Trust, last week, I’ve had a look to see what some of the other trusts in the area are up to…

The Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company – which is the umbrella company set up to distribute funding to Barrhill, Kirkcowan, New Luce & Old Luce and the individual trusts.

You will observe that they have all been rather more forthcoming with information on their members and various activities.

Barrhill, New Luce and Old Luce all ran a community wide consultation exercise on what residents actually wanted to use the funding for and then drew up an Action Plan and published it for all to see.

They run consultations on their various projects and keep folk informed of progress with periodic updates and newsletters etc.

Come on Kirkcowan – surely we can do better?


Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company

The Kilgallioch Community Fund has been established with community benefit monies from the ScottishPower Renewables Kilgallioch Windfarm. The Fund is distributed by Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company, which is run by a Board of local volunteers. Each year we are expecting to distribute £475,000 to community led projects across Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway and South Carrick in South Ayrshire.

Published & Available Info from the Trust: Website; List of Directors; Articles of Association; Online Funding Application Forms & How to Apply ; Updates / Newsletters / Case Studies 

Accounts available: On Companies House

Companies House : https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SC573283


Barrhill

Community Action Plan

Published & Available Info from the Trust: Website; List of Directors; Articles of Association; Online Application FormsOngoing Consultations

Accounts: on Companies House


New Luce

Community Action Plan

Published & Available Info from the Trust: Website; List of Directors; Articles of Association; Online Membership FormsOnline Funding Forms; Ongoing Consultations; Projects; Updates / Newsletters

Accounts on: Companies House;


Old Luce

Community Action Plan

Community Action Plan Survey

Published & Available Info from the Trust: Website: List of Directors; Online Membership Forms; Online Funding Forms; Ongoing Consultations; Lists Projects; Updates/ Newsletters

Articles of Association: on Companies House

Accounts: on Companies House


Company administration and grant-making support can be provided by Foundation Scotland, a national grant-making charity with expertise in supporting community benefit funds.

Kirkcowan

Edit 7th August
It has been pointed out that
” There was an open meeting on 1st February 2017*. Notice was well advertised in windows and flyers through all doors. The minutes of that meeting are on the website in archive. Over 50 suggestions were given on ways to use the windfarm money by the community.

* Typo – actually 2016

Happy to Correct – Link to Community Council ArchiveOpen Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Can anyone provide a list of the suggestions?