We are delighted to introduce our Initial Investment Fund, worth £100,000 to the residents of the Community Council areas surrounding the Crossdykes Wind Farm.
The fund welcomes applications from community groups in Lockerbie, North Milk, Middlebie & Waterbeck, Eskdalemuir and Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk community council areas, and opens on Monday 23rd September 2019.
Applications will be accepted until September 2020, or until such time as all the funds have been distributed.
For any enquiries, please contact the Muirhall Energy office, on 01501 785088, and ask to speak to Jason Morin or Mhairi Frain.
Download an application form here: Initial Investment Fund Application Form (Microsoft Word document)
Muirhall Energy is firmly of the belief that community involvement is an extremely vital part of the wind farm development process.
Through engagement at the earliest possible opportunity, we aim to create meaningful and valuable relationships with local residents, businesses and organisations. In doing so, we establish trust and build a platform upon which we involve the community at all stages of development.
Our work with communities is at the core of every project we develop.
Muirhall Energy works with partner agencies to offer up to 10% shared ownership in every wind farm we develop.
In line with the Scottish Government’s ‘best-practice’ guidelines, Muirhall Energy provides community benefit of £5,000 per MW installed, to the local communities surrounding our wind developments.
We currently provide the communities of our Muirhall Windfarm Extension, with an industry-leading £10,500 per MW, as having our own community support is critical to our company success.
FURTHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Muirhall is extremely proud to be in a unique partnership with Springboard UK – a charity dedicated to promoting hospitality and tourism as the career of choice through the UK, by helping young and unemployed people improve their prospects.
Although we are currently only offer the Springboard programmes in Dumfries and Galloway, we are keen to extend the programmes to areas surrounding new developments, should the communities be interested. To find out more, click the Crossdykes or Loganhead links.
SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT
Supporting good causes is key to our community commitments. As well as our continued community-focused sponsorship, Muirhall Energy is proud to deliver ongoing sponsorship for RSABI – Scotland’s charity for helping people who have depended on the land,and The Haven Centre, Forth – a Lanarkshire charity offering support for those with Life-Limiting Illness.