Community groups are urged to submit their applications before the deadline of 5th November- around £400,000 will be available for distribution in the next funding round, with decisions to be made in late February 2019.

Kilgallioch Community Fund is provided by ScottishPower Renewables from its Kilgallioch Windfarm and supports community projects located within or directly benefiting Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway and south Carrick, South Ayrshire. In its first round of grant making in June, the Fund awarded a total of £85,493 to 23 groups in Stranraer and the Rhins; £13,338 to 6 groups in south Carrick; £99,567 to 24 groups in Newton Stewart and the Machars; and £29,387 to 6 groups working across Wigtownshire.

The fund is being administered by Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company, with support from grant-making charity Foundation Scotland, and decisions are made by a board of local volunteer Directors. Neale McQuistin, Chair, said “We were pleased to receive so many strong applications from across Wigtownshire and South Carrick earlier this year, in particular from groups based in Stranraer, Newton Stewart and the other towns our rural communities rely on. We look forward to many more in this next funding round” For more information on how to apply and to access the application form, have a look at our Fund Factsheet and How to Apply pages.