The Moffat Construction Fund is provided by Clyde Wind Farm Ltd, to recognise disruption in the town of Moffat during the two year construction phase of the Clyde Extension Wind Farm. The Fund will provide £540,000 to the community of Moffat in three ways:
- A large grant fund, for large scale projects costing more than £10,000 up to £100,000,
- A medium grant scheme, for projects between £5,000 and £10,000; and
- A small grant scheme, administered by Moffat Community Council for awards of up to £250.
The Moffat Funds are now closed to applications, with awards being made in September 2017.
Final 15 projects go to public vote on 17 September 2017
5 September 2017
SSE is pleased to announce the final 15 projects shortlisted for a chance to receive funding from Clyde Extension Wind Farm’s medium fund. This represents the second tranche of funds from Clyde Extension Wind Farm, worth £120,000. The final 15 will have their fate decided by a public vote held at Moffat Town Hall on 17 September from 1pm.
The medium fund invited applications for projects up to a value of £10,000. However, during the process of deciding on awards for large grants, the decision was taken to allow a few of the lower value large applications into the public vote.
Moffat residents are invited to attend the vote in the town hall, where the 15 finalists will each be on hand to explain their project. The hall will be set out similar to a marketplace, where each applicant has their own table for residents to visit in their own time. Residents will then be able to vote for their seven favourite projects in order of preference.
Doors open at 1pm, with the final entry into the hall at 3:30pm. The ballot box will close at 4pm.
Gareth Shields, Community Investment Manager for SSE, explained “This is a new way of doing things for SSE and we are really looking forward to letting Moffat residents engage directly with the applicants to the fund.
“I would encourage anyone who is able to make it to come along to the town hall between 1pm and 3.30pm to meet with the finalists and find out a bit more about what they would hope to do with the funds.
“A representative from Dumfries & Galloway Council will also be on hand on the day to oversee the ballot and we would like to thank them for their valuable assistance in arranging the event.”
The Final 15:
- Moffat Community Woodlands – Facilities on Gallow Hill for Families £9,874
- Jog Moffat – To establish an indoor children’s athletics club £14,442
- Moffat Community Council – To create a History Trail around Moffat £8,726
- Proudfoot Institute – To install a wheelchair lift £18,675
- Moffat Community Partnership – To establish a Pipe Band for Moffat £9,000
- Moffat Gold Club – To install a new irrigation system £8,430
- Proudfoot Institute Snooker Club – New blinds and carpets £10,000
- Solway Gymnastics Club – To buy new gymnastics equipment £7,500
- Proudfoot Indoor Sports Club – To improve disabled access to the building £15,152
- Beechgrove Lawn Tennis Club – To develop and maintain six tennis courts £8,516
- Moffat & District Community Nature Reserve – Maintenance of the reserve £8,000
- Moffat Men’s Shed – Installation of a disabled access toilet and improved security £5,536
- Old Well Theatre Trust – To undertake a multi-year arts project £24,821
- Moffat Community Council – To refurbish the kitchen at the Proudfoot £9,018
- Moffat Museum Trust – To repair and restore the Postie Memorial £7,500
First £400,000 awarded from Clyde Wind Farm Moffat Construction Fund
4 September 2017
SSE is pleased to announce the first round of large funding awards from the Clyde Wind Farm Fund for Moffat.
Eight applications from across Moffat were successful in receiving full or partial awards from the large fund.
Thanks to the fund, Moffat Community Council will be receiving a £100,000 award for the regeneration of Station Park and a further £100,000 for a multi-use games arena at Park Circus. Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust is receiving over £74,411 for new toilets, including a Changing Places toilet.
The Beechgrove Partnership is receiving £35,000 to build a community sports hub, but the fund’s support of sport doesn’t end there, Upper Annadale FC will be receiving £15,228 for a new lawn mower and goalposts.
Elsewhere, the Moffat Astronomy club is set to receive £34,262 to develop an observatory in Moffat and Moffat Gala Committee will be using their £31,531 to purchase a new stage. Finally, Moffat Promotions Group has received £9,568 towards materials for their annual activities.
Gareth Shields, Community Investment Manager at SSE, tells us more about the awards: “The response to both of the funds was overwhelming and the panel of 13 Moffat residents had a very tough task. However, they have done an excellent job and we are thrilled to announce the eight successful applications
“We are also looking forward to the public voting event in Moffat Town Hall on the 17 September. There, Moffat residents will have the opportunity to vote for their favourites from a shortlist of 15.”
The 15 groups shortlisted for the public vote will be announced separately.