Dalry Parish Boundary Trust's £300,000 Energy Fund has now closed - after helping no less than 757 households in the area.

The fund launched in April, helping residents who qualified with energy grants of £300 or £500 dependent on individual circumstances.

After being extended, the fund finally closed on December 31.

The Trustees wish to thank Advice Direct Scotland, who administered the applications and distributed the funding to energy suppliers.

They also wish to thanks the staff of Dalry Library and their trustee known locally by the schoolchildren as Ranger Pete for assisting individuals to submit their applications to the fund.

The fund was available to pensioners over 66, anyone disabled or living with cancer and to families on low incomes in receipt of the Scottish Child Benefit.

Dalry Parish Boundary Trust is a Community Group set up in August 2014 as a Private Charitable Trust to deliver community benefit from eight turbines at Millour Hill and Milour Hill extension windfarms on behalf of Community Windpower Ltd.

They currently receive £129,750 annually to distribute for the benefit of resident’s of Dalry Parish.

Application are welcome from groups, organisations or individuals within Dalry Parish  - or from organisations from out with the parish when normally a pro rata award would be made dependent on how many Dalry Residents would benefit.

Further details and application forms are available at www.dalryparishboundarytrust or from the secretary at info@dalryparishboundarytrust.org or telephone 07768017864.

Details of all awards made in 2023 are currently available in Dalry Library and the town notice boards.