2020 Renewables Development Director, Alasdair Macleod welcomed local charity and community groups to the Beacon Arts Centre last Thursday, 1st May 2014.  After introducing the 2020 team, Alasdair gave a presentation about the Inverclyde Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund saying “Our vision at 2020 Renewables is for the community benefit fund associated with Inverclyde Wind Farm to be utilised by charities within the Inverclyde area.  2020 Renewables is committed to working with the local community in Inverclyde.  If our proposal for a wind farm near Corlic Hill in Greenock is given the go-ahead, communities across Inverclyde will be able to access substantial funds to invest in local projects.”

This is a great opportunity for charities and community groups across Inverclyde to apply for funding.  Alasdair then introduced Warren Hawke who outlined in his presentation the benefits that we at Greenock Morton Community Trust have gained after 2020 Renewables sponsored our Mini Morton project at the end of last year.  Warren gave a presentation about the overall benefits applying to this fund could be but also an overview on the projects and partners that we are involved in.  2020 Renewables gave some additional funding to us which allowed every child that attended the second block of Mini Morton at the start of this year to a free training top.

It’s not only us that 2020 have helped since they were established in 2010.  They also sponsored the successful Greenock Hockey Club, which has provided the team with new equipment, including strips, and will contribute towards providing a coach to train the Gents and Ladies teams.  2020 Renewables is also a proud sponsor of Broomhill Boys Club, where James Binnie, Junior Project Developer at the Company, is head coach.

2020 Renewables as also backed local boxer Natal Mackay in her challenge to compete in this year’s Commonwealth Games.  Natalie, trains at Port Glasgow Boxing Club which is owned by Kenny Crighton.

Representatives from Greenock Hockey Club, Beacon Arts Centre, Your Voice, ENABLE Scotland along with others enjoyed the presentations and the chance to ask more specific questions about the fund and the wind farm project.



From L to R: Jennifer Niven (Corporate Fundraising Manager, ENABLE Scotland), Phoebe Davidson (Project Developer, 2020 Renewables) and Julie Ellen (Beacon Arts Centre)

Another great fundraiser, Alice McCaughey, who is Chair of the Belville Community Association enjoyed a chat with Warren Hawke as he gave her some additional information on increasing your funding/sponsorship through matching.


From L to R: Warren Hawke (Greenock Morton Community Trust), Alasdair Maclead (2020 Renewables), Alice McCaughey (Belville Community Association), representatives from Greenock Hockey Club – Men’s XI and Kenny Crighton (Owner of Port Glasgow Boxing Club)

If anyone wishes further information or has any question or comments then please contact 2020 Renewables on 01475 749950 or inverclyde@2020renewables.com

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