AGM Statement By Trevor Colbourne

The following statement was to have been read out at the AGM, on the behalf of Mr. Trevor Colbourne, who could not attend. Due to time restrictions it could not be read out and it was agreed that with Trevor’s permission it would be published here. Good evening everyone. I […]

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Company Secretary’s Report 2016

I am pleased to submit my first and last Company Secretary’s report covering financial year 2015/16. The Company’s Financial Statements were approved by the Board on the 26th October 2016 and have been independently checked and examined by Mackenzie Kerr Ltd in accordance with the Charities Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2006. […]

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2016 Chair’s Report at AGM

2016 has been a year of change for the Board, positive change.  It has been a year of hard work and positive engagement with the community.    The grant structure has been slimmed down  and there has been a broader and fairer distribution of grants throughout the community with emphasis […]

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SCBF Review

Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund (SCBF) was set up in 2004 to receive and distribute community benefit payments from the developer of the Farr Windfarm, Npower UK (now known as RWE Innogy UK). Following advice from The Highland Council (THC) and Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Strathnairn Community Council (SNCC) decided […]

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2016 Energy Grant Strategy Feedback

SCBF wrote to residents in January outlining a revised grants strategy which it was piloting in 2016 whilst it solicited feedback from the community. The response to the letter has been overwhelming. This post shows the results of the received feedback graphically, with data that was correct as of 13th October […]

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Give Something Back To Your Community By Becoming A SCBF Director

The Strathnairn Community Benefit Fund (SCBF) was set up in 2004 as a charity and limited company with funds from the Farr Wind Farm, and received further funds from the Dunmaglass Wind Farm.  The key objective of the SCBF is “the promotion, for the benefit of the public, of urban […]

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Grants Awarded To Farr And Daviot Primary Schools

SCBF is pleased to announce that applications to support Farr and Daviot Primary Schools with their non-statutory fund-raising have been successful. The applications help our rural schools achieve a broad programme of non-statutory activities for the schools’ children. The SCBF funding will make a substantial contribution to ensure that the […]

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Farr Play Park Re-opens

Farr Play Park reopened on 3rd October 2016, after having been closed for approximately 2 months, while it was equipped with new features, and a shelter. The application for funding, valued at £81 500.00, to SCBF, is thought to be the largest single sum yet awarded by SCBF. In October 2014, […]

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SCBF AGM Notice

The SCBF AGM 2016 will be held on :- Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 7.30pm at Farr Hall. All members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting and raise comments. An agenda will be posted nearer the time of the AGM in the Agendas section of this website. The minutes of last […]

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SCBF Milestones for 2015/6

Over the last 12 months, SCBF has carried out activities that include the following :- Following a tendering process, appointed Brewin Dolphin to improve the management of SCBF’s investments. Began a year long trial during which the grant structure was modified from funding a wide range of specialised grants to […]

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