About Us


What is Carrick Futures?

Carrick Futures is supported by ScottishPower Renewables community benefit funds for Arecleoch and Mark Hill Windfarms in South Ayrshire.

The fund primarily support projects located within or directly benefiting one or more of the six community council areas of Ballantrae, Colmonell & Lendalfoot, Barr, Barrhill, Pinmore & Pinwherry and Girvan & District. 

Some funds are also available for projects located within or directly benefiting the wider Carrick area. Priority will be given to applications which also benefit one or more of the main beneficiary communities listed above.

Carrick Futures supports a range of community activity in accordance with its own purposes as laid down in its Articles and Memorandum of Association. It is expected that ScottishPower Renewables will continue to make this annual donation for the operating life time of each wind farm.

The membership of Carrick Futures is up to 60 individuals, with up to 10 nominated by each of the six primary Community Council areas. Those members then elect up to 12 Directors, two from each of the six community council areas.


The current Directors are:

Community Council Area                  Directors


 Laura Cunningham

 Robin Crosthwaite


 Merlin Corbett



 Andy Clegg        

 Andrew Sinclair

 Colmonell & Lendalfoot

 Margaret Fleming


 Girvan & District

 David Girvan

 Betty McQuiston

 Pinmore & Pinwherry

 Roger Pirrie

 Mike Chamberlain


Becoming a Member of Carrick Futures

If you live in one of the six communities listed above and are interested in becoming a member of Carrick Futures, please contact the Secretariat or your respective Community Council. The contact details for each community council is available on the South Ayrshire Council website.

Download Carrick Futures Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Download the latest set of Carrick Futures Accounts


How is Carrick Futures run and who makes decisions?

Carrick Futures is run by its voluntary Board of Directors, and has appointed Foundation Scotland to administer the Fund and support the Board.

Foundation Scotland receives and assesses all applications to Carrick Futures. These are then considered by the Board who make decisions on all awards. Foundation Scotland also administers all awards and implements any further Fund activity that the Board may instruct.

Find out more about Foundation Scotland's extensive experience of working with communities to design and implement community funds in Scotland. 

Foundation Scotland administers funds on behalf of a wide range of donors and organisations. Visit Foundation Scotland's website for further information about funding opportunities

Carrick Futures is registered as a Scottish charity (SC043722) and is a company limited by guarantee (SC369380).