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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

Kirkcowan Community Play Park update

By Nicki | 16 April 2024

Work is due to get underway on a new community play park on the site of the existing playing field in Kirkcowan. The Kirkcowan Community Development Trust (KCDT) has signed a contract with Jupiter Play and Leisure Ltd. to develop the play park, which will hopefully be completed by the …

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Kirkcowan’s Community Minibus has arrived!

By Nicki | 15 April 2024

Kirkcowan Community Development Trust is delighted to announce the arrival of a community minibus, available to be used for members of the Kirkcowan Autumn Club, and community organisations and groups within the Kirkcowan Community Council area. The 17-seater minibus was purchased with a grant from KCDT. Already the minibus has …

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Can you find the Easter Bunny?

By Nicki | 20 March 2024

The countdown is underway to see if you can track down the Easter Bunny as he hops around Kirkcowan. The Easter Bunny will randomly appear at seven different locations around the village from 11 am on Saturday 23rd March 2024. When he gets to each location, he will post a …

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Jenna Morra Wood volunteers spring into action

By Nicki | 19 March 2024

Volunteers have continued to meet on Saturday mornings to carry out much needed work at Jenna Morra Wood. The programme of rhododendron ponticum eradication has now been completed and this has made it easier to identify oak trees which are being held back by competition with other shorter lived but …

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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

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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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