Kype Muir Community Fund

Kype Muir Community Fund

Banks Renewables delivers Community Funds

This new fund is available to community groups across Strathaven and Glassford to help fund eligible projects. We hope in the first year of the fund to distribute to as wide a section of our community as possible. The Community Consultation Summary and Action Plan outlines the priority areas identified from the community consultation carried out in 2018 across our community. This document will be reviewed in 2022 to ensure it remains relevant to support the ongoing fund.

Strathaven and Glassford Community Council forms part of the Kype Muir
Community Panel, which oversees 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 strathavencommcouncil@gmail. com or contact one of the members named on the website at

The process starts with completion of an ‘Expression of Interest Form’.  This can be downloaded  by clicking this link: Kype-Muir-Expression-of-Interest-Form. 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:

Area Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Strathaven & Glassford 20th Aug 2019 19th Nov 2019 19th Feb 2020 19th May 2020
Stonehouse 12th Aug 2019 11th Nov 2019 10th Feb 2020 11th May 2020
Lesmahagow 8th Aug 2019 7th Nov 2019 6th Feb 2020 7th May 2020
Sandford & Upper Avondale 8th Aug 2019 7th Nov 2019 6th Feb 2020 7th 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.

With final testing of the 26 wind turbines on Kype Muir Windfarm underway prior to commissioning in early April, we will be publishing details here on how the Kyle Muir Community Benefit fund will work, details of the Community Action Plan, fund guidelines and how to apply.

More to come in the coming months.