Shetland News shetnews.co.uk 02 May, 2021 15:30 am

More grants given out by community benefit fund

More grants given out by community benefit fund
A FURTHER seven grants totalling £16,900 have been given out by Shetland Community Benefit Fund. The fund distributes community benefit money paid out by the developer of the Viking Energy wind farm. The largest award is for the Brough Lodge Trust on Fetlar, which received...

A FURTHER seven grants totalling £16,900 have been given out by Shetland Community Benefit Fund.The fund distributes community benefit money paid out by the developer of the Viking Energy wind farm.“We’re delighted to have been awarded this funding and I want to thank the Community Benefit Fund and Fetlar Community Council for supporting the project,” he said.The parent council thanked Yell Community Council and the community benefit fund for the grant which will help educate the children about growing their own food and work with others in the local community.

Since the community benefit fund’s grant scheme started in February a total of £63,800 has been awarded and this has helped support projects with a total value of over £158,500.The community benefit fund’s advance grant scheme will run during the construction of the Viking wind farm and is open to projects supported by any of Shetland’s 18 community councils.

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