Hill of Eastertown

Operation Since December 2007
Postcode --
Local Authority Area Aberdeenshire
Technology Onshore Wind
Installed Capacity 2.5500Mw

About the Developer

Name of renewable energy project
Community benefit fund
Project owner(s)
Project developer Mackie's of Scotland
Contact name Mac Mackie
Contact telephone
Contact email mac@mackies.co.uk
Address Westertown Inverurie Aberdeenshire
AB51 8US

About The Community Benefit Package

Please detail any voluntary benefits to the community from the development other than recurring annual fund:
An £86,000 voluntary payment was made to Daviot Village Hall Fund. This payment added to a huge local fundraising effort has enabled a fabulous new village hall to be built!

Please explain the monetary equivalent of the above benefit(s) and how the figure has been calculated:

Who are the beneficiary community / communities (those that make up the fund ‘area of benefit’):

How was the boundary of the beneficiary community/communities identified:
Daviot Village and local area.

Community benefit structure:

Additional arrangement:
Voluntary gift (single payment).

Please confirm the value of your community benefit package as an equivalent rate of payment per MW per year:
£0.00 per MW per year
Is this index-linked?

Fund Set-Up Process

What information was provided to make it clear that contributing to community benefit discussions does not affect an individual’s right to express a view on the development:
What factors did you consider when identifying the most appropriate individuals and groups to involve in the consultation process on the community benefit package:
Did you provide a clear point of contact for the community from the outset of the process:
Do you have a written agreement with a local body in relation to the community benefit package, e.g. community council, development trust, or local authority: No
If yes, please name the body:
What communication channels did you use to provide feedback and maintain open dialogue with the community during the set-up phase? Please provide details, for example frequency of meetings, who you met with, newsletters, etc:
Did the community request support during the fund set up phase: No
If yes, were they provided with that support? Please give details of who provided that support:
Have aims or priorities been determined for the Fund: No
If yes, please state what they are:
If yes, please state how you reached agreement on these with the community:

Governance & Administration

Please give details of the process for awarding funds to eligible causes / initiatives: Single cash payment contributing to capital cost of new village hall.
Please outline the distribution method:
What is the frequency of award making:
How did you ensure there was an appropriate governance and administration process in place to handle the funds? Please give details of any support you provided to ensure these were in place:
Who administers the fund? (Who holds the fund and makes payments to local causes?):
Is this a third party: No
Who makes decisions on which causes receive funds? If this is a local group (e.g. Community Panel, Committee or Board) please give the name of the group, details of its make-up and how people can come on/off the group:
Who is eligible to receive funds:
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Please state which of the following are made public:
If these are available online, please provide a link to the relevant website:

Monitoring & Review

What processes is in place to ensure the impact of individual awards and the fund as a whole are measured:
Do you receive an annual report on fund spend or, if you are the fund administrator, do you produce one:
How do you encourage a regular review of the fund spend, priorities, administration and governance processes:

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