Burnamakiman Hydro Community Fund

Burnamakiman Hydro Community Fund benefits those living in South Cowal. From 2019 South Cowal Community Council will receive an annual community benefit from the Hydro Scheme which will be distributed, through a successful application process, to local community groups and individuals. An annual amount of 2,500 will be distributed to the community for as long as the benefit is received by the Community Council.

Each year a Community Panel, made up of people who live, work or volunteer in the area, will consider applications and decide how the money from the Fund is best distributed.

Groups, individuals and organisations working to benefit people in South Cowal can apply to the Fund for any amount up to 2,500. Applications from groups or organisations must have a governing document or a set of rules and be set up on a not-for-profit basis; groups do not have to be a registered charity to apply. A copy of these must be included with your application. Further information, such as latest annual accounts, safeguarding documents, proof of insurance, may be requested to support your application.

Applications from groups/individuals/organisations located outwith the Fund area will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must demonstrate clear benefit for residents of the South Cowal area.

Making a Difference

The Fund will provide grants to support projects that:

  • Enhance the quality of life for local residents of all ages.

  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities.

  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity.


The 2019/2020 application and decision dates are:

Application deadline Panel Decision Decision Ratified By Community Council Payment made
31st January By end of February By mid-March By end of March

The decisions of both the Panel and South Cowal Community Council will be final with no appeals considered or correspondence entered into.

All applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, are welcome to re-apply in the future.

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of how the funding has been spent on their project.

There is one round of funding per year.

The Factsheet and Application are available below to download.
Alternatively, there will also be paper copies available in The Lido.

Factsheet: PDF version Word version
Application: PDF version Word version

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