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ABOUT

Welcome to our new website. The community fund was established in October 2020 for the benefit of all the Cawdor and West Nairnshire communities. These include..... 

THE FUND.

The Fund aims to support projects which are based within, and will be of direct benefit to residents of Cawdor & West Nairnshire. The Fund has an annual index linked budget of more than £62,000 p.a. for the next 25 years and offers an amazing opportunity for local people to invest in their community with their ideas – building on all that is best in the area in which they live. 

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The Fund is managed by the independent SCIO* approved Charity – Cawdor and West Nairnshire Community Benefit Organisation (C&WNCBO) – which was set up to administer the income from the Tom nan Clach Windfarm specifically for the benefit of the Cawdor and West Nairnshire area.  

The SCIO can have up to 7 Trustees.  The six current Trustees have many years of community experience within the local area. All members of C&WNCBO are eligible to become Trustees. The Trustees’ aim is to support projects that make a difference to life in the local community.  They will endeavour to invest a reserve from the fund each year in order to try and keep the benefits going for longer than the initial 25 years of expected income. Our Constitution is available here.

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If you have questions, please first visit the FAQ’s on this website and then if you need further help please send an email to  info@windsofchangecawdor.com  or visit the Contact page  

 

We would love to hear from you with your ideas and of course we are here to help! 

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Need inspiration?

Community Christmas Party

A chance for families to get together and celebrate Christmas as a community. The entertainment, food and hire of hall could be covered with a grant application? 

Exercise
Classes

Yoga, Pilates, Tae Kwon Do, Athletics etc for community groups. Getting a large group together and enjoying learning new skills and getting healthier. 

IT skills for
the over 60s

Workshops created to help overcome the fear of new technology. Learn how to send emails, zoom calls, work Netflix, turn on a computer. Its only easy when you know how and a workshop like this could perhaps be useful to many?

School Transport  for day trips/events

Unfortunately event transport for swimming lessons and Pantomine are not covered by school budget so perhaps an application could helps ensure kids don't miss out on future trips.