WELCOME TO THE LOCHLUICHART COMMUNITY TRUST
The Lochluichart Community Trust (LCT) was established in 2014 as a not for profit community company to administer the community benefit fund, provided by Eneco, associated with the Lochluichart Wind Farm. It was also registered with OSCR as a charity. The current annual fund received from Eneco for grant funding is approximately £200,000 per year. In September 2017, a further annual fund of approximately £5,000 was received from Green Higland Renewables (Ledgowan) Ltd for the Ledgowan hydro scheme now managed by Albion Capital Group LLP. As of 2019 LCT also receives annual funds of approximately £165,000 from EDF Renewables for the Corriemoillie Windfarm. The total grant funding is approximately £370,000 annually from all providers and is distributed to projects and initiatives within the Garve and District Community Council area, with particular emphasis on local regeneration and community development. In future, other renewable energy operators may choose to channel available funding through a partnership with the LCT.
The fund opened for applications for the first time in Summer 2014 and a wide variety of projects have been supported, details of which are on the “Previous applications” page. If you wish to apply for a grant the details and application forms can be found on the “Application Information and Forms” page.
LCT’s Mission and Objectives
The objective of LCT is the charitable objective of the advancement of citizenship or community development within the Garve and District Community Council area.
LCT is governed by the Community Benefit Agreement and the Articles of Association which includes the objective of LCT. Links to the governing documents are provided below: