Kype Muir Community Fund

Kype Muir Community Fund

This is a new fund that has been created from income generated by the Banks Kype Muir Windfarm to provide support to eligible local projects that provide social, economic and / or environmental benefit. It is be apportioned equally across each Community Council which will be for the benefit of communities in South Lanarkshire within a 10 km radius of the Wind Farm. Priority will be given to support projects in the Community Council areas of Lesmahagow, Sandford and Upper Avondale, Stonehouse, Strathaven & Glassford and Blackwood, Kirkmuirhill and Boghead.  County Durham Community Foundation has been appointed to manage the Community Fund on behalf of the Banks Renewables.

Following on from our Community Consultation survey and workshops in 2019, we have developed a Community Action Plan to help prioritise projects and areas that the fund could support within our community for next 5 years. This document will be reviewed regularly to ensure it remains relevant to support the ongoing fund and other activity.  We
equally recognise that there may be projects in our rural area which might link with other community council plans.

Sandford and Upper Avondale Community Council forms part of the Kype Muir  Community Panel, which help oversee the Fund.  Funding will be linked to projects in the Community Consultation Summary and Action Plan, with the document available from by clicking here.

If you wish to discuss your project with a member of the Community Council, send an email to or contact one of the members named on the website on our members page.

The process starts with completion of an ‘Expression of Interest Form’.  This can be downloaded  by clicking the link below. To access the application on the County Durham Community Fund website follow this link.

Dates for submission to enable consideration prior to a final decision are:

AreaRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4
Strathaven & Glassford20th Aug 201919th Nov 201919th Feb 202019th May 2020
Stonehouse12th Aug 201911th Nov 201910th Feb 202011th May 2020
Lesmahagow8th Aug 20197th Nov 20196th Feb 20207th May 2020
Sandford & Upper Avondale8th Aug 20197th Nov 20196th Feb 20207th May 2020

Forms are also be available (EO1) from the Banks Renewables website at

Completed forms should be submitted to or you can phone 0191 378 6340 to discuss your project.

Forms can also be returned to James Eaglesham, County Durham Organisation, Victoria House, Whitfield Court, St John’s Road, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Durham, DH7 8XL.

Community Survey Questionnaire - FINAL-page-002
Guidance notes and the application form are also available from the website.

Let’s make something together.

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