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ABOUT THE NCCBC

The NCCBC was formed as a company limited by guarantee in June 2014 and registered as a Charity in August of 2015

 

The company is set up to administer grant funding from renewable energy sources and any other source that fits with the company and its charitable status. The company also has the power to negotiate with its funders the agreements and contracts for the funding streams. The company does not have the power to lobby or get involved in planning applications, this is the function of the community councils as statutory consultees.

 

The company received its first tranche of funding, ¬£207,000 from ScottishPower Renewables Dersalloch Windfarm, in September 2015 and administered its first grants approvals in November and schedules funding rounds every 3 months. The company and its provision of funding covers the whole of North Carrick and the 5 community council areas within that area. These consist of Crosshill, Straiton and Kirkmichael as 1, kirkoswald, Maidens and Turnberry as 1 and then  Dunure and Minishant and Maybole as the other 3 areas.

 

THE PLACES WE FUND

  • STRAITON
    STRAITON
  • STRAITON
    STRAITON
    Straiton is neatly placed a hundred yards above a sweeping bend of the winding Water of Girvan. Probably the first feature to impress the visitor is the width of the village street with its attractive stone-built cottages. The outline of Craigengower (the Hill of the Goats in Gaelic) forms a backdrop to the settlement itself. On the skyline stands the obelisk erected to the memory of Lt Col James Hunter Blair, killed at the battle of Inkerman in 1854.
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  • DUNURE
    DUNURE
  • DUNURE
    DUNURE
    The village of Dunure is located 5 miles (8km) north west of Maybole in South Ayrshire. This fishing village is a fairly recent addition to the coastline, dating from the early 19th century. The harbour was improved in 1811, and along with the creation of building leases in 1819, led to the development of the village as a fishing station. Notable structures include Dunure House, built in 1800, Dunure Mill, and Dunure Castle at which the Commendator of Crossraguel Abbey was roasted.
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  • MAIDENS
    MAIDENS
  • MAIDENS
    MAIDENS
    Maidens is a fishing village at the southern end of Maidenhead Bay 2 miles north of Turnberry and 5 miles west of Maybole. The village retains an old world air of peace and tranquility and is a favourite spot for artists and camera enthusiasts. It was at Maidens that Robert the Bruce landed when he sailed from Rathlin Island.
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  • MAYBOLE
    MAYBOLE
  • MAYBOLE
    MAYBOLE
    Maybole is a burgh of barony and police burgh of South Ayrshire, Scotland. Pop. 4,760. It is situated 9 miles south of Ayr and 50 miles southwest of Glasgow by the Glasgow and South Western Railway.
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  • KIRKOSWALD
    KIRKOSWALD
  • KIRKOSWALD
    KIRKOSWALD
    The village of Kirkoswald is located 4 miles south-west of Maybole. It is well known as the village where Robert Burns attended school with Maybole notable William Niven. It is also here that we find the cottage of Souter Johnnie in which the 18th-century life of a cobbler is presented. Buried in the Kirkoswald churchyard are John Davidson and Douglas Graham, memorialised as Souter Johnnie and Tam o' Shanter in the poem of Robert Burns.
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  • TURNBERRY
    TURNBERRY
  • TURNBERRY
    TURNBERRY
    Turnberry is a village, famous for its iconic golf course which is one of the best in the world. Home to two championship courses and the Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy, golf enthusiasts should happily base themselves here. On the coast is Turnberry Lighthouse, built in 1873 and the ruins of Turnberry Castle, thought to be the birthplace of Robert the Bruce in 1274. The magnificent Culzean Castle in nearby and the granite island of Ailsa Craig, home to 40,000 gannets, is ten miles offshore.
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  • KIRKMICHAEL
    KIRKMICHAEL
  • KIRKMICHAEL
    KIRKMICHAEL
    Kirkmichael is situated on the Dyrock Burn 3 miles east of Maybole. Although a village with a long history and character of its own it has many ties with Maybole and its people. Listed below are links to some of pages on Maybole's site relating to Kirkmichael and links to other sites of interest.
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  • CROSSHILL
    CROSSHILL
  • CROSSHILL
    CROSSHILL
    Crosshill is located 3 miles (5km) south east of Maybole in South Ayrshire. The area was first settled by Irish immigrants who employed themselves in the business of hand-loom weaving. They constructed many single-storey cottages a few of which may still be found on Dalhowan Street. The recorded population in 1991 was 531.
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  • MINISHANT
    MINISHANT
  • MINISHANT
    MINISHANT
    Minishant is situated about two miles north of Maybole -a charming, straggling village in the lee of Brown Carrick Hill. Henrietta and Hugh Douglas have dug deeply into the past to uncover details of the days when this was the granary of the monks of Crossraguel Abbey, when Kennedys and Mures fought fiercely for power and when the village became a busy little place with two woollen mills
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SCOTTISHPOWER RENEWABLES

ScottishPower Renewables Dersalloch Windfarm in South Ayrshire is capable of generating up to 69MW of clean energy and is contributing community benefits to the communities across North Carrick.

 

ScottishPower Renewables Dersalloch Windfarm in South Ayrshire is capable of generating up to 69MW of clean energy and is contributing community benefits to the communities across North Carrick. The community benefit fund will provide more than £8,500,000 over the operational life of Dersalloch Windfarm. The members of North Carrick Community Benefit have been working in partnership with ScottishPower Renewables to distribute Community Benefit funds from Dersalloch Windfarm which can be used for a wide variety of initiatives that are of benefit to the communities of Dunure, Kirkoswald, Maybole, Minishant, Maidens, Turnberry, Crosshill, Straiton and Kirkmichael.

 

Kenny Peberdy, UK Director for ScottishPower Renewables said "Significant funding from renewable energy projects like Dersalloch Windfarm can play a very important role in supporting a range of projects that directly benefit local communities. We hope that the North Carrick Community Benefit fund will make a positive impact in the communities around the windfarm for decades to come."

 

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