To date, the Hill of Towie Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund has awarded a total of £1,046,837.20 as follows:
Round 22 – June 2023 Funding awarded £73,588.69
Drummuir & botriphnie Community trust £592 for their project ‘Drummuir in Bloom’
Drummuir & Botriphnie Communtiy Trust £200 for Running costs
Keith Football club £1,800 for their project ‘Architect Feasibility Study for Building upgrade’
Keith Community Council £17,700 for their project ‘Workshop & Store repair phase 1’
Keith Christmas Lights £26,433 for replacement of the overhead Christmas Lights on Mid street
Keith & District Silver band £5,000 to purchase two new instruments for their charity
Royal British Legion in Keith £7,500 to upgrade their internal doors
Mulben Picnic Committee £200 for their running costs
Loch Park Rural Skills £953.55 for their tree planting project
Newmill Renewables CIC £1210.14 for their project ‘meter replacement and running costs’
Longmore Community Hall £5,000 to tank the exterior wall
Keith Country Show £7,000 for their project ‘marquee canvasses’
Round 21 – November 2022 Funding Awarded £102,276.97
KEITH FOOTBALL CLUB £38,906.16 for UPGRADE OF FLOODLIGHTS IN EFFORT TO ACHIEVE NET ZERO.
MULBEN PICNIC COMMITTEE £200.00 for GRASS CUTTING AT MULBEN PLAYING FIELDS.
KEITH IN FLOWER £12,746.01 for IMPROVING WATERING AND MAINTENANCE FACILITIES.
THE LOFT YOUTH PROJECT £21,265.00 for YOUTH WORK PROJECT.
KEITH BOWLING CLUB £23,074.80 for SEATING REFURBISHMENT & FIRE DOORS.
KEITH ROYAL BRITISH LEGION £6,085.00 for FUNCTION HALL SEATING.
Round 20 – May 2022 Funding Awarded £42,439.37
Botriphnie Primary Parent Council £1,680.00 for Outdoor Activity Week.
Keith TMSA Festival £8,739.37 for Concert Stage Equiptment.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £1,000.00 for drummuir in bloom.
The Loft Youth Project £3,432.00 for CCTV.
Drummuir 21 £1,450.00 for Botriphnie Kirk and St Fumac’s Well Storyboard.
Keith Country Show £5,268.00 for Security of Show Field.
Keith Golf Club £10,250.00 for Utility Vehicle.
Boharm Public Hall £10,620.00 for Refurbishment after Covid.
Round 19 – November 2021 Funding Awarded £65,934.31
EARTHTIME FOR ALL £990.00 FOR WADDLE TODDLE KEITH PROJECT.
KEITH & DISTRICT MEN’S SHED MEN’S SHED £42,722.31 FOR WORKSHOP & HOBBIES ROOMS.
KEITH & DISTRICT SPORTS TRUST £7,302.00 FOR CERAMIC TOILETS.
BOHARM SWI £200.00 FOR KEEPING AFLOAT AFTER COVID.
THE LOFT YOUTH PROJECT £14,720.00 FOR YOUTH WORK HOURS.
Round 18 – April 2021 Funding Awarded £50,158.88 (£11,080.04 of which was awarded for COVID grant applications)
MULBEN PICNIC COMMITTEE £2,000.00 FOR SAFETY CHECKS AND PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE.
NEWMILL RENEWABLES CIC £1,000.00 FOR REPAIRS AND ACCOUNTANCY FEES.
NEWMILL VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE £1,780.04 FOR INSURANCE AND PPE SUPPLIES.
BOHARM PUBLIC HALL £2,000.00 FOR INSURANCE, UTILITIES AND PPE.
KEITH & DUFFTOWN RAILWAY £2,000.00 FOR INSURANCE, GAZEBOS AND PPE.
KIRK OF KEITH: ST RUFUS, BOTRIPHNIE AND GRANGE £1,300.00 FOR SUPPORT AND CLEANING.
KEITH SHOW £1,000.00 FOR INSURANCE AND UTILITIES.
STANDARD SHORT AND MAIN APPLICATIONS:
BOTRIPHNIE PARENT COUNCIL £950.00 FOR PRIMARY 3-PRIMARY 7 ACTIVITY.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION KEITH £3,800.00 FOR HALL FLOOR REFURBISHMENT.
KEITH COMMUNITY RADIO £15,001.53 FOR KCR STUDIO REVAMP.
2ND KEITH SCOUT GROUP £883.20 FOR REPLACEMENT CHAIRS.
BOHARM PUBLIC HALL £2,640.00 FOR SECURITY CCTV CAMERAS.
BOHARM PUBLIC HALL £504.00 FOR MONTHLY DEEP CLEAN OF HALL.
DRUMMUIR & BOTRIPHNIE COMMUNITY TRUST £2,958.84 FOR HALL LIGHTING UPGRADE.
KEITH SHOW £7,948.80 FOR PERMANENT MAIN RING.
THE LOFT £3,456.75 FOR OUTREACH PILOT PROJECT.
1ST KEITH GUIDES £435.11 FOR KEEP GUIDES GOING.
1ST KEITH BROWNIES £500.61 FOR KEEP BROWNIES GOING.
Round 17 – November 2020 Funding Awarded £44,536.47 (£10,650.00 of which was awarded for COVID grant applications)
THE LOFT PROJECT £1,000.00 FOR A CLEANER, CLEANING MATERIALS & PPE.
2ND KEITH SCOUT GROUP £1,900.00 FOR RUNNING COSTS & CLEANING MATERIALS.
ST RUFUS, BOTRIPHNIE AND GRANGE CHURCH £800.00 FOR PPE FOR GROUPS & FOOD PARCELS.
KEITH ROYAL BRITISH LEGION £1,950.00 FOR RUNNING COSTS FOR PENSIONER CLUBS, INSURANCE, PPE & CLEANING MATERIALS.
NEWMILL RENEWABLES £1,000.00 FOR INSURANCE.
KEITH & DUFFTOWN RAILWAY ASSOCIATION £1,000.00 FOR SPECIALIST CLEANING EQUIPMENT.
DRUMMUIR & BOTRIPHNIE COMMUNITY TRUST £1000.00 FOR – INSURANCE, LIGHTING, CLEANING COSTS.
KEITH COMMUNITY RADIO £1000.00 FOR LICENCES & WEBCAM.
KERBS £1,000.00 FOR INSURANCE.
Standard Short and Main Applications:
SWI BOHARM £250.00 FOR RUNNING COSTS.
THE LOFT PROJECT £5,233.34 FOR THE RECONNECT PROJECT.
DRUMMUIR COMMUNITY TRUST £7,700.00 FOR STORAGE FACILITIES UPGRADE.
KERBS £7,128.01 FOR SKATEPARK REDEVELOPED COMPLETION.
KEITH ROYAL BRITISH LEGION £7,740.00 FOR HALL REFURBISHMENT.
THE TUESDAY TABLE £5,835.12 FOR REOPENING WITH/AFTER COVID (NEW SEATING).
Round 16 – April 2020 Funding Awarded £33,021.98
The Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust £3,960.00 for Save the Isla Salmon Project.
Keith Allotment Association £3,075.08 for the renewal of the Keith Allotment paths.
Botriphnie Parent Council £700.00 for a tablet charging station.
The Loft Youth Project £15,000.00 for the upgrade of the toilets.
Drummuir 21 £1,200.00 for a St Fumac Statue shelter.
Newmill Parent Council £1,866.90 to purchase iPads for school pupils.
Boharm Public Hall £2,220.00 for landscaping around the car park.
Keith & District Sports Trust £5,000.00 to purchase an automower.
Round 15 – November 2019 Funding Awarded £44,585.02
Mulben Picnic Committee £7,920.00 for demolition of a derelict building/shelter near the playpark.
Keith 50+ Group £500.00 for the Health & Fitness activities of Keith 50+ Group.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £17,428.38 for car park levelling, drainage and resurfacing.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £900.00 for Drummuir in Bloom.
Keith Community Council £2,163.14 for refurbishing some of the Christmas lights.
Rrrrallye Team £344.00 for Rrrrallye Family Fun Day/Car Show.
Keith in Flower £3,700.00 for planters for Keeping Keith in Flower.
Boharm Public Hall £1,866.99 to purchase and install a defibrillator.
Keith Golf Club £3,750.00 for a rough cutting roller mower.
The Loft Youth Project £6,012.51 for Loft Youth Project sessional workers.
Round 14 – June 2019 Funding Awarded £48,556.49
Keith Royal British Legion £7,000.00 for toilet refurbishment.
Drummuir 21 £700.00 for a wooden statue of local saint, St Fumac.
Boharm Public Hall £17,742.00 to replace all railings and gates around Boharm Hall.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £1,716.99 to purchase and install a defibrillator.
Sunshine Developmental Playgroup £200.00 for uniforms.
Keith Country Dance Club £200.00 towards running costs.
The Loft Youth Project £997.50 for an young people’s awards group project.
Keith Show Park £10,000.00 for power distribution.
Longmore Hall £10,000.00 towards upgrading the stage and equipment.
Round 13 – November 2018 Funding Awarded £ 27,922.31
Botriphnie Social Group £200.00 towards running costs.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £11,340.00 for broadband for the area.
Keith Community Radio (KCR) £279.98 for CCTV at the studio.
2nd Keith Scout Group £2,500.00 for a new trailer.
1st Keith Guides £4,371.53 for camping equipment.
Drummuir 21 £540.00 for a shelter for the storytellers’ chair.
Botriphnie Primary Parent Council £6,454.80 for the purchase of iPads for pupils.
Mulben Scottish Country Dancing Club £200.00 towards running costs.
Boharm SWI £200.00 towards running costs.
Keith & Dufftown Railway £1,836.00 to print ‘Fumac The Good’s Adventures’ Book.
Round 12 – June 2018 Funding Awarded £ 30,825.00
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £550.00 for village flowers.
Keith Golf Club £5,000.00 to replace a flat roof.
KeRBS £3,000.00 to extension to half pipe.
Taylor Court Residents’ Association £350.00 towards summer outing.
Keith British Legion £5,925.00 for a kitchen upgrade.
Keith & District Men’s Shed £13,000.00 for cabin cladding.
Boharm Hall £1,000.00 for an outdoor noticeboard.
Keith & Strathisla Regeneration Partnership £2,000.00 for a reprint of the ‘Walks Around Keith’ leaflets.
Round 11 – October 2017 Funding Awarded £ 32,839.02
Keith 50+ Group £199.99 for a new sound system.
Botriphnie Social Group £200.00 towards running costs.
Keith Community Radio (KCR) £866.17 for outdoor broadcast and branding.
Drummuir 21 £10,000.00 for restoring the All Abilities Path
Newmill Hall Committee £2,123.00 to extend the hall heating system.
Boharm Public Hall £7,332.00 for store refurbishment.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £409.20 for a display board for advertising.
Boharm Public Hall £3,189.00 for new gutters and pipes.
Boharm Public Hall £8,319.66 for Mulben broadband.
Rrrrallye £200.00 towards running costs for Rrrrallye Fun Day.
Round 10 – May 2017 Funding Awarded £61,513.99
Drummuir 21 £1,121.59 Reprint of “Fumac the Good” book.
Keith Football Club £3,000.00 for a disabled spectator shelter.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £550.00 for village flowers.
Boharm Public Hall £1,320.00 for the purchase of a digital piano.
St Rufus Park Regeneration Group £15,000.00 towards green gym equipment.
Boharm SWI £325.00 towards an annual outing.
Keith & District Sports Trust £10,000.00 to erect a groundsman’s storage shed.
Keith Primary Frog Squad £5,000.00 towards playground equipment.
Keith Grammar School Parent Council £3,000.00 towards the MATE ROV trip.
Keith Men’s Shed £6,020.00 for the purchase of woodworking tools.
Boharm Public Hall £14,412.50 for paving around Boharm Public Hall.
Boharm Public Hall £1,764.90 for car park markings and signs.
Round 9 – September 2016 Funding Awarded £25,195.77
Botriphnie Primary Parent Council £15,299.66 towards outdoor learning equipment.
Keith & Dufftown Railway Association £1,500.00 towards installing hand dryers.
Keith Rollerbladers & Skaters £3,896.11 to purchase and install a halfpipe at the skatepark.
Boharm Public Hall £2,500.00 for improved acoustics for the hall.
4th Keith Brownie Pack £2,000.00 for a residential trip.
Round 8 – June 2016 Funding Awarded £ 30,838.40
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £583.20 for village floral displays.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £2,006.21 to purchase a floor cleaner.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £3,844.00 for portable staging.
Botriphnie SWI £200.00 towards running costs.
Newmill Community Association £5,000.00 for the war memorial restoration.
Keith Golf Club £10,000.00 for a purchase of an aerator.
Keith TMSA Festival £999.99 for staging and lighting.
Keith Rotary £800.00 for Fishwives Walk promotion.
Keith Community Council £7,405.00 for Christmas lights.
Round 7 – October 2015 Funding Awarded £49,652.00
Keith in Flower £1,500.00 for plants and containers.
Strathisla Pipe Band £5,500.00 for uniforms.
Keith Community Radio (KCR) £960.00 for CD and audio switching equipment.
Botriphnie Primary Parent Council £1,692.00 for playground markings.
Boharm Public Hall £40,000.00 for car park tarmac.
Round 6 – April 2015 Funding Awarded £ 69,297.44
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £670.00 for the village floral display.
Botriphnie Primary Parent Council £605.00 for playground equipment.
Botriphnie WRI £500.00 towards running costs and craft classes.
Rrrrallye £1,000.00 for a youth drive training project.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £52,737.50 for hall storage building.
Boharm WRI Mulben £574.00 towards annual outing.
Keith Sports Trust £3,000.00 for field shelters.
KeRBS £3,300.00 for Skatepark Combo Box.
Keith & Dufftown Railway Association £2,000.00 towards the rebuilding of Towiemore Halt platform.
Boharm Public Hall £4,910.94 for a new sound system.
Round 5 – October 2014 Funding Awarded £30,770.01
Newmill Renewables CIC £3,000.00 for solar panels.
Boharm WRI Mulben £200.00 towards running costs.
Keith & Dufftown Railway Association £5,738.53 towards rebuilding Towiemore Halt platform.
Mulben Picnic Committee £3,000.00 for bonfire and fireworks.
Botriphnie Primary Parent Council £950.00 for St Fumac Scarf Project.
Sunshine Developmental Group £600.00 towards running costs and equipment.
Keith Community Radio (KCR) £200.00 towards running costs.
Keith Community Council Christmas Lights Committee £5,000.00 for Christmas lights.
KeRBS £6,317.00 for Keith Skatepark Combo Box.
The Loft Youth Project £5,764.48 to refurbish the café bar.
Round 4 – April 2014 Funding Awarded £57,326.40
Keith Grammar School Parent Council £776.40 towards Summer Club for Primary 7 pupils with support needs.
Royal Northern Countryside Initiative £2,750.00 towards running a Keith Grammar School Farmers’ Market.
Mulben Picnic Committee £25,000.00 towards a children’s playpark.
Botriphnie SWRI £496.00 towards running costs and an annual outing.
Keith Sports Trust £1,500.00 towards field improvements.
Drummuir 21 £9,134.00 for a paths feasibility study.
Drummuir Community Trust £2,320.00 for architect’s fees.
Loch Park £1,000.00 to rebuild the jetty.
2nd Keith Scout Group £12,000.00 towards hall kitchen renovation.
Keith & Dufftown Railway Association £2,350.00 to repaint Keith Station.
Round 3 – September 2013 Funding Awarded £ 50,902.27
Keith Community Radio £2,384.00 for license fee and equipment.
Newmill Community Association £1,000.00 towards refurbishing Christmas lights.
Boharm SWRI £200.00 towards running costs.
Boharm Public Hall £9,124.00 towards kitchen renovation.
Boharm Public Hall £11,820.75 for solar panels.
Boharm Public Hall £1,320.00 for roof repair.
Boharm Public Hall £6,360.00 towards new seating.
Boharm Public Hall £550.95 for kitchen equipment.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £1,747.57 for kitchen equipment.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £200.00 towards running costs.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £8,495.00 for acoustic panelling.
Sunshine Developmental Group £200.00 to purchase plants and tools.
Keith Bowling Club £1,500.00 towards modernisation of the club.
Mulben Picnic Committee £2,000.00 towards fireworks night
Keith Sports Trust £4,000.00 for field maintenance and to purchase a mower
Round 2 – April 2013 Funding Awarded £38,660.61
Keith & Dufftown Railway Association £3,222.00 for repairs to Keith Railway Station.
2nd Keith Scout Group £1,700.00 to purchase a marquee.
Boharm Public Hall £500.00 for a deep clean.
Boharm Public Hall £3,102.43 to purchase a cleaning machine.
Boharm Public Hall £6,600.00 to purchase a stage.
Boharm Public Hall £10,810.00 towards kitchen refurbishment.
Boharm Public Hall £1,455.78 purchase of replacement crockery.
Keith Community Radio (KCR) £6,000.00 to purchase a FM transmitter.
Keith Primary School PTA £1,300.00 for an outdoor activities course with Outfit Moray.
Botriphnie SWRI £200.00 towards running costs.
Drummuir & Botriphnie Community Trust £3,770.40 towards wood panelling for the hall.
Round 1 – September 2012 Funding Awarded £38,510.20
Boharm Public Hall £6,600.00 for refurbishment of the hall.
Boharm Public Hall £500.00 for a bootcamp health class.
Boharm SWI £265.00 for an annual outing.
Drummiur & Botriphnie Community Trust £715.00 for Drummiur in Bloom.
Drummiur & Botriphnie Community Trust £7,550.00 to upgrade the Hallkeeper’s cottage and storage.
Keith & District Sports Trust £3,000.00 to install a spectator rail at the community park.
Keith Bowling Club £3,000.00 towards upgrading their facilities.
Newmill Hall Committee £6,000.00 towards upgrading the Newmill Hall.
Strathisla Pipe Band £3,000.00 to purchase new instruments.
Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust £5,980.00 to control invasive species.
Drummuir Bowling Club £1,900.00 for purchase of equipment.