Applying for investment

Four Winds is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation which has been established to disburse community funding received from the Little Raith Wind Farm to support projects in Auchtertool, Lochgelly, Cowdenbeath and Lumphinnans.

WHAT WE WILL SUPPORT:

  • Any community project for public benefit
  • Projects which improve the quality of life for local residents
  • Any constituted group within the communities of Auchtertool, Lumphinnans, Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath

WHAT WE WILL NOT FUND:

  • Individuals
  • Projects which are considered to be statutory
  • Projects out-with the areas of Auchtertool, Lochgelly, Cowdenbeath and Lumphinnans
  • Groups which have no constitution or bank account

LEVEL OF SUPPORT

  • There is no minimum or maximum level of funding as each application will be considered on its own merits. However, it is anticipated that the normal level of support will not normally exceed £1000.
  • The Trustees are prepared to fund a project completely i.e. there is no matched funding required.
  • The Trustees would like to emphasise that there is no minimum level of funding support.

IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL

  • You will be expected to produce proof of expenditure as part of the monitoring process
  • You will be asked to take part in publicity through the local press, including photographs

AWARD DETAILS

  • Payments will be made by cheque, so state clearly the payee details in your application.
  • The Trustees will meet quarterly to consider applications.
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application immediately.
  • Cheques will be issued within 10 working days.

REPEAT APPLICATIONS

  • The Trustees will not normally consider multiple applications from the same group during the constitutional term.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of one project, a second application may be submitted.
  • However, the same project will not be funded annually as a matter of course.