The Westray Community Wind Turbine is the main income source for the Westray Development Trust, although every attempt is still made to draw outside development funds into Westray for both small and large projects. The turbine now funds some of the operational costs of the trust, with a significant amount of income available for community development projects that meet the charitable goals of Westray Development Trust.
Applications to the fund can be made by Westray residents or Westray based groups for grants and loans. The Trust has set aside separate budgets for types of grants each year, with the policy and criteria being published and available to download here. Ideas for larger projects can also be submitted for preliminary evaluation to assess fit with charitable goals and give an indication of whether to pursue the idea further, before producing a fully developed business or project plan.
Below are links to lists of funding awards from the Community Turbine Fund. Please note this does not show individual award amounts or give information on any funds returned or unused: