COMMUNITY groups in Largs and district can now apply for cash of up to £10,000 from a local wind farm's community fund.

More than £500,000 has been awarded since 2012 to groups and organisations to support local environmental, educational, amenity proposals for appropriate registered, not for profit applicants.

Grants from £500 to £10,000 have been given to scores of good causes, many qualifying under the category of social sustainability.

The 2024 Kelburn Wind Farm Fund application window is now open until April 30.

Last year, notable recipients included the Viking Festival, Millport Classic Cars weekend and £5000 to St Columba's Episcopal Church for energy saving improvements to the church hall.

The renovated Millport Town Hall was awarded £5,000 as was the new Green Futures organisation in Largs for environmental work, including allotments.

Various grants of thousands of pounds went to  sporting clubs, and Fairlie Parents Council received £5,000 for eco projects at the school. 

Alistair Green, chairman of the Kelburn Wind Farm Community Fund, said: “Last year we had an impressive, interesting and varied range of 21 applications from across the communities of Largs, Fairlie and Cumbrae which we agreed to support."

Renewable Energy Systems (RES), who operate the wind turbines on the Kelburn estate, will provide more than £55,000 again to be awarded by their local Trust by the summer.

Applicants should submit entries online at