What we fund

With the income generated from the wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag, the Trust has established a long-term source of funding and is focused on using that money to create a self-sustaining charity ecosystem within the Western Isles.

Throughout the 25-year lifetime of the wind farm the Trust will continue its consultation with the community on its activities. Application for funding is open to all voluntary groups or community organisations, and project specific partnerships that are assessed against the criteria of our Constitution.

As well as long-term partnerships with Point Community Council, Sandwick Community Council and Sandwick North St Grazings Committee, the Trust is engaged in project-specific partnerships with the following:

  • Bethesda Hospice
  • Western Isles Foyer
  • Western Isles Poverty Action
  • Hebrides Alpha
  • An Lanntair Gallery
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Scottish Crofters Federation
  • Woodland Trust

As well as funding donations to community projects, we offer a consultation service to community groups. We offer time and support to groups interested in developing their own projects and help those who are already active.

Find out more about our work by clicking the links below:

LED Energy Community Project
Woodland creation support, 2016 – 2020