We are the Edinbane Community Company.
Edinbane Community Company is a Company limited by Guarantee with charitable status, established to act as a vehicle to manage community benefit funds generated through the windfarm built on land covering ground falling within the communities of Struan and Edinbane, Isle of Skye. (Struan have their own organisation to manage their share of the funds).
The windfarm is operated by Vattenfall. Vattenfall is Europe’s fifth largest generator of electricity, the largest generator of heat with operations in Denmark, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Netherlands and Sweden.
The constitution and purpose of the Company is set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association (see below).
The community of Edinbane is defined by reference to the postcodes:
IV51 9PN, IV51 9PR, IV51 9PW, IV51 9PX, IV51 9PU, IV51 9PT, IV51 9PS, IV51 9RE, IV51 9PP, IV51 9NZ, IV51 9NY and IV51 9PA.
We invest in our community and in our people.
Applications can be made for funding at any time, these will be considered on a regular basis.
We have achieved a number of projects.
Our goal is to make Edinbane a great place to live, for children to grow up in and to be a community where people feel proud to belong and have happy memories.
Our projects include building facilities for the community. We also believe in supporting our children and young peoples’ education and training needs. We want our local businesses to thrive and provide employment so we support the costs of training in trades and services.
Work in progress
Some times projects take a long time to complete, the processes are complicated and require specialist skills. We employ a development worker to help move the work along, some schemes have their own project worker. If you keep an eye on the news section of the website you will hear about all the work we are doing… or better still come along to a Directors meeting on the last Thursday in every month at 7:30 pm in the Community Hall.
How we use the funding.
We can fund a variety of projects, small and large, guidance on what we can support is included in application forms and the Co.s Memorandum and Articles of Association. All awards are recorded and published in the annual report which is submitted to Co. House and OSCR (Office of Scottish Charities). Annual reports are also available on the downloads section of the website contains information on how funds are spent.