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By Fiona Reid
Help distribute windfarm funds

NEW directors are needed to join the Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company (ANCBC) and help distribute windfarm funding.

Since awarding its first grant in 2015, the ANCBC has given out over £2 million to hundreds of community groups and small charities from funding provided by ScottishPower Renewables from its Harestanes Windfarm.

It is run by a board of local volunteer directors and covers 42 community council areas across Annandale and Nithsdale.

They currently need people from these areas: Dalton and Carrutherstown, Heathhall, Royal Four Towns, Irongray, Tinwald, Lochside and Woodlands, Loreburn, Terregles, Torthorwald, Mouswald, Lincluden, Auldgirth, Carronbridge, Closeburn, Dunscore, Glencairn, Keir, Kirkmahoe, Penpont, Thornhill, Tynron, Durisdeer and Ae.

ANCBC chairman David Booth said: “The Board plays a crucial role in ensuring that local people shape and direct the work of the company and facilitate the distribution of significant amounts of community benefit money which benefit our local communities.

“We are delighted to be recruiting more directors – you don’t need any special skills or experience, but a passion for the area and a commitment to the value of local community organisations, small and large, is important.”

Anyone is interested in shaping the future of the fund and resident in one of the eligible areas needs to be nominated by their community council.

To find out more, go to or contact Sam Bramwell at Foundation Scotland on 07718 769 060.


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