Benefits:

• Guaranteed Community Fund of up to £255,000 per annum
• Or up to £6.37million community fund over the life time of the wind farm project
• Banks Renewables hopes to ensure 50% of the annual community benefit fund £127,500 is directed through the employment and training initiative in partnership with SLC. This Fund will last for five years totaling £637,500 this will help create, jobs, apprenticeships, training and grants for local communities
• The opportunity to create local community trusts or bodies to develop and then deliver local action plans using the guaranteed long term funding
• A guarantee from Banks Renewables that a minimum percentage of the total construction cost of Middle Muir Wind Farm will be directed through local companies
• The project will support and generate habitat improvements to The Red Moss bog near Douglas, which is internationally recognized as one of Europe’s rarest and most threatened habitats
• A commitment to use local businesses we will support existing jobs and create new job opportunities in area – via our Connect2Renewables initiative, please see: https://www.banksgroup.co.uk/renewables/connect2renewables/. Connect2Renewables is an initiative between the local communities, Banks Renewables and the local council which seeks to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefit of the development to the local area
• This proposal will support targeted training and apprenticeship scheme, to help get local people into employment

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