19-10-05 EKWFT Meeting
Last night's meeting of the East Kintyre Wind Farm Trust was a fairly subdued event, with only three members of the community in attendance to observer the night's deliberations.

The meeting opened at 7pm with a breakdown of finances. Of the 17,000 received earlier in the year it is standard practise to set aside 10% for the Common Good Fund, for later years when cheques will no longer be coming.

This reduced the total sum to 15,300. Of this some 10,198 had already been granted to projects in the first tranche earlier in the year, leaving just 5,102 available for distribution tonight.

Applications considered, and the respective decisions were as follows:

ApplicantRequired ForTotal OutlayRequestedGranted
Carradale AFCPurchase and erection of equipment shed.175013501350
It was felt that the football team is a very important part of the community in general, and deserving of support.
Peninver PlayersHire of hall and offset of transport costs.500150
Peninver Village HallArchitects fees for designing landscaping for area around village hall.1175500Declined
This application was for preparation work and there was no guarantee that the project would go forward as a result of the plans.
Carradale Village HallContribution towards running costs.722142851400
It was noted that Peninver village hall had received similar funding from the last tranche.
Tarbert Village HallContribution towards repairs, maintenance and running costs of the village hall.5000Declined
Tarbert is outwith the area covered by the EKWFT and does not substantially provide services to which residents of the area make use.
Kintyre Marketing GroupFunding towards provision of a full time projects officer for the Kintyre Way.175,00025001250
The application was for a grant to cover 3 yrs. It was recommended that the KMG apply for further funding next year.
Argyll & Bute Regional Environmental ForumEnvironmental Fair (Campbeltown)400400
Despite the retrospective aspect of this application it was felt that the positive benefits of the project out-weighed this.
War Research SocietyPrinting costs for book on Kintyre war dead.150150150
It was noted that the printing costs were small compared to the costs incurred in researching this historical record.
East Kintyre Community CouncilClearing overgrown footpaths.150150150
It was noted that the actual cost of this project may fall short of the amount claimed.
Carradale Activity PlayparkContribution towards cost of fireworks for bonfire night celebrations.500300150

The total of grants approved came to 5000.

Positive comment was passed on what a good job had been made of the war memorial, with clarification of what outdoor furniture was to be supplied by the Employability Team.

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