Reston and Auchencrow Covid-19 Response Fund

This fund is open until the fund is exhausted, application forms can be downloaded here. Please submit completed application forms to the email address listed above.

Reston & Auchencrow 'Community Benefit Fund' 

Showcase Event.

Thanks to all that attended, our aim was to promote and enhance with engagement.

We were able to showcase what has been achieved and what we have planned. 

We also seek to continue with New ideas and suggestions from you the community. If you were unable to attend the event and have an idea or suggestion for the villages, please get in touch, you can use the contact page on the first page.  

Wind Farm Community Benefits  


Applications to the Drone Hill Wind Farm can be applied for online here, please see below.




The wind farm is owned and maintained by Greencoat UK Wind. Foundation Scotland administers the community benefit fund on their behalf.

Information to the fund can be found on the website, application forms and guidelines with minutes and summary details can be viewed also. 

Applications are now OPEN for funding, decisions on applications will be heard in May 2021. 

Here you will find a summary sheet where previous applications have been awarded.


Below is the poster advertising Drone Hill Community Fund, it is now OPEN for applications. Please ensure you read any application guidelines before submitting an application. 

Reston and Auchencrow community is represented on the Drone Hill Advisory panel. The advisory panel is made up of community council members and residents from the two communities, Reston and Auchencrow. Presently there is a vacancy for a member of either of the two communities to represent their community and to have a non biased approach to funding applications. For further details, please contact the community council via submitting a 'contact form' or speaking to one of your community councillors.

R.E.S. Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (Penmanshiel Wind Farm) Community Benefit Fund.

Annually we will receive the minimum amount of £11,480 for the next 25 years.

This fund will be administered through the community council, primarily this fund will be used to enhance the communities of Reston and Auchencrow.  Following a strict code of guidelines we aim to fund items in the 'Wish List' which was created by you members of the community. New ideas/suggestions are always welcome please contact us with your idea, you can contact any community Councillor, come to a meeting or use the contact page on the website. An application form can be downloaded here, please pay particular attention to the guidelines on the reverse of the form.