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Stonehouse Community Council


Kype Muir Community Fund

The Kype Muir Community Fund uses income generated by the Banks Kype Muir Windfarm to provide support to eligible local projects that provide social, economic and / or environmental benefit. The geography of the fund covers communities in South Lanarkshire within a 10 km radius of the Wind Farm. Priority is given to projects in the Community Council areas of Lesmahagow, Sandford and Upper Avondale, Stonehouse, Strathaven & Glassford and Blackwood, Kirkmuirhill and Boghead.  County Durham Community Foundation manages the Community Fund on behalf of Banks Renewables.

Stonehouse Community Council forms part of the Kype Muir Community Panel, which helps oversee the Fund.  Funding will be linked to projects in the Community Consultation Summary and Action Plan, with the document can be accessed by clicking here.

Before applying to the Kype Muir Community Funds, groups are asked to discuss your project with a member of the Community Council or Banks fund Manager. To start this conversation, send an email to or contact the Banks Community Fund, fund manager at the CDCF, before applying for a grant. Tel 0191 378 6342 or email

Further information about the fund, including the fund guidelines, panel meeting dates and deadlines for applications can be found on the fund information page on the County Durham Community Foundation website.

Grant guidelines :banks-kype-muir-community-fund-guidelines-2019-v2.pdf


OnPath Energy (formerly Banks Renewables) are having an open day showcasing projects that have received grants from the KMCP partnership. 

If you want to find out if your group qualifies and how to apply come along to the open day at Blackwood Hope Hub 183 Carlisle road  ML11 9AT .  Meet the funder and groups who have received funding.  Tea and coffee available . Open from 10am till 2pm.



Trust Jack Foundation

Stonehouse Mens shed

Rewilding Garden

Newfield Primary School

Chrome Books for Dsylexia

Avondale Bee Keepers

Awarded £1140

Clydesdale Rugby Club

Awarded £4950 towards trainig equipment

Hope Cafe Stonehouse

Awarded £3000 towards peers support for mental health during Covid

Stonehouse Business Association

Awarded £4500 towards elephant restoration project at Murray drive

Stonehouse Covid Support group

Awarded £1000 for support to the village

Stonehouse Guide and Scout Hall Committee

Awarded £7000 towards new doors and windows

Stonehouse Heritage Group

Group were awarded £4000 direct from the community trust and also £6000 from the south Lanarkshire council Renewable Energy fund to upgrade and revamp its website. Refer to the link below.

Stonehouse Lodge Union

Awarded a grant of £2500

Stonehouse Male Voice Choir

Awarded £4650 towards creating and buyng their own tartan

Stonhouse Mens shed

Awarded £5800 to purchase a container for carrying out hobby activities.

Awarded £13449 in 2022 towards a rewilding project at the rear of the existing cabins

Strathaven choral Society

Awarded £105

The Acting Bairns of Stonehouse (TABS)

Awarded £6000 towards a portable stage

Trust Jack Foundation

Awarded £5000