Earlsburn (Community Share)

Operation Since December 2007
Postcode --
Local Authority Area Stirling
Technology Onshore Wind
Installed Capacity 37.50Mw

About the Community

Recipient group Fintry Development Trust
Contact Gordon Cowtan
Email info@fintrydt.org.uk
Group Constitution Local Community Development Trust
Recipient Group Size 550 adults
Image Fintry Development Trust

About the Development

Community benefit structure:

  • Other: community buy-in
  • Other: joint venture
  • Other: virtual turbine

Community benefit per year
£0.00 per MW per year
(This fund is not index-linked)

About The Developer's Process

Community involvement in negotiating the level of community benefit:

About The Income Administration

Administration process:
Falck (developer) gives funds to FDT's trading subsidiary Fintry Renewable Energy Enterprise (FREE), which has a right to a ‘turbine’s worth’ of the income generated by the whole windfarm. The trading subsidiary donates the income it earns from the turbine to FDT and this money is used to support the work of FDT in the community. FDT is a fully-constituted charity and run by a Board of Directors who are democratically represented by the Trust membership to oversee distribution of funds.

Feedback from process:
The process is very effective and meets the needs of the community.

Method of income distribution:
Direct funding of projects in line with aims and objectives of FDT

About Your Spend

Areas of spend:
  • Energy Efficiency Measures
  • Reduction in Energy Consumption
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Insulation
  • Environmental Education
  • Renewable Energy
  • Fuel Poverty Alleviation
  • Community Buildings
  • Skills/Employment
  • Other

Further spend:
Community car club, including an electric vehicle; Co-operative community cycle club with electric cycles; Community garden and woodland

Further details

Relevant information:

Website: http://www.fintrydt.org.uk

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