Community Benefit Fund

What is the Community Benefit Fund?

The CBF is a community benefit fund and has been established as a means of enabling UCT to financially support community projects within its remit area. The fund came into existence through a partnership between Lochbroom Community Renewables (Broom Power) and UCT. Lochbroom Community Renewables Limited (LCR) is a Community Benefit Society which was set up by UCT to run renewable energy projects. Over the summer of 2016 it raised £900,000 in community shares to establish a hydro scheme in Lael Forest. http://www.broompower.org/  The CBF was set up to re-distribute the surplus income from the hydro scheme back into the community. UCT is hopeful that other current and future projects will also divert funds into the CBF.  

Who are the CBF Panel?

Decisions about which projects receive funding are made by an independent panel of volunteers from the community including representatives from UCT, the Community Council and LCR. The work of the CBF panel is reliant on volunteers and UCT would like to thank those individuals for their commitment and time in refining and delivering the fund.

Past projects list of what was awarded

2020 Awarded

2019 Awarded

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