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Welcome to the Kirkcowan Community Development Trust website

Kirkcowan Community Development Trust was established in June 2015 to manage Community Benefit Funds from three local wind farms: ScottishPower Renewables Kilgallioch Windfarm, RES Glenchamber Wind Farm and Velocita Airies Wind Farm.
On this site you will be able to get an idea of what we do, how you can get involved and download grant forms.
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Latest News

Jenna Morra Woodland Public Meeting Update

By Nicki | 7 February 2024
Jenna Morra Woods

The future of Jenna Morra Community Woodland was the focus of a Public Meeting at the Autumn Club in Kirkcowan on Wednesday 31st January. The meeting was an opportunity for members of the community to find out what work is being carried out in the woodland and to express their …

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Kirkcowan Autumn Club celebrates Burns Night

By Nicki | 29 January 2024

The Kirkcowan Autumn Club held its Burns Lunch on Wednesday 24th January. The haggis was piped in and the address given by Nathan Paterson. Members enjoyed a delicious lunch of haggis neeps and tatties, followed by clootie dumpling. With vegetarian options available, there was something to everyone’s taste. The meal …

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Kirkcowan Autumn Club latest

By Nicki | 27 December 2023

The Kirkcowan Autumn Club held it’s Christmas lunch on the 13th of December. The members enjoyed an excellent meal provided by Caroline’s Catering. The event was made possible due to a grant from the Kirkcowan Community Development Trust The Autumn Club holds many fabulous events throughout the year. In October, …

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Kirkcowan Post Office & General Store Survey Results

By Nicki | 13 December 2023

KIRKCOWAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST Post Office and General Store Survey The following are preliminary results from the survey distributed in October 2023. Findings as of 29th November 2023: Questions Do you use the Kirkcowan Post Office and General Store? 16.8% of responses stated they use the Post Office and General …

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Current Programmes

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Community Action Plan

The Kirkcowan Community Action Plan acts as a work plan for the way forward. Between November 2019 and March 2020, residents of the community of Kirkcowan were given the opportunity to have their say on what projects they would like to see developed in the short- to medium-term future.

Community Benefit Fund

The Council Boundary Area of Kirkcowan is in receipt of Community Benefit Funding due to its proximity to several large wind turbines in the local area.

Renewable energy suppliers are encouraged to give long-term Community Benefit Funding to communities that are in close proximity to wind turbines to allow for a positive relationship between suppliers and the community.

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Current & Recent Projects

Jenna Morra Woodland Public Meeting Update

Jenna Morra Woods

The future of Jenna Morra Community Woodland was the focus of a Public Meeting at the Autumn Club in Kirkcowan on Wednesday 31st January. The meeting was an opportunity for members of the community to find out what work is …

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Exciting changes to KCDT Educational Grant Scheme

The Kirkcowan Community Development Trust is changing the way it helps Kirkcowan community residents who wish to undertake educational or practical courses/training, under the Educational Grant Scheme (EGS). From 1st August 2023, residents can apply for grants for any number …

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Dickie Wood Path Improvement

Dickie Woods Kirkowan

In 2019, Kirkcowan Community Council applied for funding from KCDT to improve the Dickie Wood Path, which is situated close to the village and is a popular walk, particularly for dog walkers, as it is fairly short and has magnificent …

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For further information about the Kirkcowan Community Development Trust, please contact us on 01988 403450.

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