Windy Standard Wind Farm

Community Benefit

Operational

Windy Standard Wind Farm has provided over £500,000 in community benefit funding to the local area.

Community Benefit and Windy Standard Repowering

If consented, the repower of Windy Standard 1 Wind Farm will provide £214,286 in community benefit funding annually.  This equates to over £7.5m throughout the lifespan of this project.

Community Benefit and Windy Standard 3

Windy Standard 3 would provide £404,000 in community benefit funding annually. This equates to over £14m throughout the lifespan of this project.

Our Experience

Carsphairn Church of Scotland

First built in 1635, Carsphairn Church has undergone extensive remodelling and rebuilding over the years. The community of Carsphairn is incredibly proud of the building, particularly because it houses a rare central communion table, and it plays a prominent role locally.

Therefore, the community chose to support the preservation of the church by providing community benefit funding to help reslate the roof.

The existing slate on the roof was historic, having been in place since 1815, and it was becoming harder to maintain and replace the ageing slates every year.

Working with a local company, the church was able to replace the roof using Burlington Slate from Cumbria which is recognised for being able to withstand the Scottish weather – coming with a 100-year guarantee!

The church is now a secure, safe space for the community’s place of worship for the foreseeable future. It’s also a lovely concert venue and continues to act as a designated building on the Carsphairn resilience plan, providing high ground shelter in case of emergencies.