News

Statement from Muaitheabhal Community Wind Farm Trust

The Trustees of MCWFT were disappointed to receive confirmation of GDF Suez’s decision to abandon plans to build their 130MW wind farm on Eishken, thereby ending recent rumours and speculation in that regard. Trustees having now met with representitives from GDF believe that the continued delay and uncertainty over the timing and cost of a sub sea… Read more »

Muaitheabhal Trust Weavers Project

Three new jobs are to be created in the Pairc, Kinloch and North Harris areas in a new Muaitheabhal Community Wind Farm Trust project. The new initiative – working with the Association of Harris Tweed Weavers – sees the Trust purchase three new tweed looms from manufacturers Griffith Textiles which will then be loaned out… Read more »

Windfarm trust helps power local business

A boat builder and an auction mart are two applicants benefitting from funds available through the Muaitheabhal Community Wind Farm Trust. Another round of grants has been announced by the Muaitheabhal Trust, which distributes community funds from the proposed wind farm planned to be built on the Eishken Estate on the Isle of Lewis. This… Read more »

News on recent awards

The Muaitheabhal Community Wind Farm Trust (MCWFT) are delighted to have recently awarded another round of funding to a number of community projects; as well as providing Travel funds and short-term loans to help with large-scale island initiatives. An award of £33,600 to the Harris Gun Club brings the organisation closer to the development of… Read more »

Community Action benefits from investment from local fund

Two more groups have recently secured funding from the Muaitheabhal Community Wind Farm Trust to further their activities in the community.  The Kinloch Historical Society (Comunn Eachdraidh Ceann a Loch) were awarded  £32,200 which will allow them to purchase the old Balallan School to turn into a community hub incorporating an archive of historical, cultural… Read more »

Ravenspoint Fuel Project receives first MCWFT funding award

The newly opened Muaitheabhal Community Wind Farm Trust Fund have recently awarded the first grant to Co Chomunn na Pairc / Ravenspoint in Kershader, South Lochs towards their fuel pump project and related staff running costs. The award of £32,000 over 3 years completes the £308,845 project to install a pump for unleaded petrol and… Read more »