Kelburn Windfarm Trust has decided to offer another chance to local organisations to apply for thousands of pounds which are still available this year.

Although the voluntary committee, set up by the RES company who operate wind turbines on the Largs hills, have already decided on grants of almost £35,000 to non-profit groups in Largs, Cumbrae and Fairlie they have money left over. 

Chairman Drew Cochrane said: "We will be announcing shortly the recipients of the annual RES grants but, in our deliberations, we discovered applications which simply did not meet the criteria for awards. For example, we are not set up to pay professional fees for fund-raisers, lawyers, architects and surveyors etc. nor to pay club membership fees and the like.

"Therefore, we still have, in the region of, £17,000 available in grants which normally range from £500 to £5000 and we are willing to accept new applications of a renewed deadline date of Saturday, July 7."

The funds are available to support local environmental, educational, amenity or other appropriate registered, not for profit, organisations in the local designated area. There is a category of 'social sustainability' as well as educational and environmental causes.

To read the Kelburn Windfarm Trust annual report and for full information on how to apply please visit: Kelburn Wind Farm

Forms may be handed in to treasurer David Boyle at Halliday Pharmacy in Aitken Street, Largs because of the tight schedule for late applications.