3R Energy are committed to delivering locally tailored community benefit arrangements from all of our commercial scale wind energy projects.
Discussions are currently being held with local community groups in the Douglas Valley area of South Lanarkshire about how best to utilise the community benefit funding which would come from our Douglas West and Hagshaw Hill Wind Farm proposals. Together these projects could yield up to £1.08m/year to be spent in Douglas, Coalburn, Glespin, Rigside and Douglas Water. Further details on this funding will be provided in due course.
In 2017 we established the Hazelside Micro Grant Scheme to distribute community benefit funding from our single turbine at Hazelside Farm near Douglas. Any constituted charitable group, organisation, association or body within the areas of Douglas and Glespin are eligible to apply for grants of up to £500 to support community projects, facilities and initiatives in Douglas and Glespin. Application forms are available to download below.