Local projects and initiatives on Stornoway in the Western Isles are being invited to apply for a share of the Lewis Wind Power sponsorship fund.
Lewis Wind Power is delighted to continue it’s long-standing support of HebCelt with a £7,500 donation for 2024. Other projects and initiatives on the island can apply for a share of £12,500; applications will open from 5 January with the deadline to apply being Monday 29 January at 5pm.
Lewis Wind Power has supported the local community with this fund for a number of years and in 2023 groups such as Lewis Camanachd and Lochs Show received money.
Stornoway wind farm – a partnership between EDF Renewables UK and ESB, was granted planning consent in 2016 for 33-turbine wind farm with a capacity of up to 200MW, located to the west of Stornoway. The project would generate enough low carbon electricity to power approximately 115,000 homes*.
Since 2003, Lewis Wind Power has worked closely with Stornoway Trust and the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Darren Cuming of Lewis Wind Power commented: “Once again we are delighted to be able to offer this fund up to local groups and initiatives to put towards something that is meaningful to them and is of benefit to the local communities in Stornoway.
“We have seen many local groups benefitting from this fund in previous years and we look forward to receiving applications once again
“We realise the positive impact the HebCelt Festival has on the local economy and local businesses and are delighted to once again be supporting the organisation for the 2024 festival.”
*Load factors based on the five year rolling averages on unchanged configuration basis using Table 6.5 of ‘Digest of UK Energy Statistics’ – latest figures as per July 2022 release