Bur­sary ben­e­fits

Campbeltown Courier - - DISTRICT NEWS -

The West Kin­tyre Com­mu­nity Fund has granted bur­saries to help fi­nance the ed­u­ca­tion and de­vel­op­ment of seven res­i­dents. Four of the mon­e­tary awards have been made to un­der­grad­u­ate univer­sity stu­dents, two to stu­dents on fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion col­lege cour­ses and one will help some­one car­ry­ing out an ap­pren­tice­ship. A busi­ness start-up grant has also been awarded with an ap­pli­ca­tion for an­other ex­pected soon. The fund was set up by the area’s com­mu­nity coun­cil to dis­pense money given to it by RES, the de­vel­oper of Freas­dail wind farm, which set up its own Lo­cal Elec­tric­ity Dis­count Scheme, award­ing money to all el­i­gi­ble house­holds within ap­prox­i­mately a 5km ra­dius of the site. As the tur­bines sit in the ju­ris­dic­tion of both West Kin­tyre and Tar­bert and Skip­ness, the re­main­der of the com­mu­nity ben­e­fit funds has been split equally be­tween the two ar­eas’ com­mu­nity coun­cils. More in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained from West Kin­tyre Com­mu­nity Coun­cil’s con­vener, Mar­garet Pratt by email­ing mar­garet­pratt@ bt­in­ter­net.com.

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