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FREE (Fintry Renewable Energy Enterprise)

Fintry is a small rural community lying in West Stirlingshire between the Campsie and Fintry Hills. There is a population of around 500 people in the village catchment area, engaged in an array of occupations from farming to the performing arts. This is a thriving community with active sports, performing arts and social events. There is a Community Council which has been involved in the development of this proposal and is supportive of this initiative.

There is no mains gas supply to the village. Electricity is available to all households from the National grid, however the bulk of domestic heating is through the use of combustion of fossil hydrocarbons: either heating oil or LPG. These are increasingly expensive forms of heating.

FREE has a long-term ambition of achieving a carbon-neutral sustainable community in Fintry so our areas of operation will ultimately include transport as well as heating and lighting.

FREE has an executive management group of identified members, all of whom are resident in Fintry and manage the various schemes FREE operates. It reports to the Fintry Community Council to inform the village in a formal fashion. FREE was set-up in 2003 and is a company limited by guarantee.

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About Frost-Free

Renewable energy projects provide real opportunities for communities in Scotland to achieve long-term sustainability. By developing their own renewable energy projects, communities can have a fair share of the profits.

FROST-FREE`s aims are to:

    * Help communities to develop their own renewable energy projects.
    * Help communities to benefit from commercial renewable projects proposed for their own local environment.
    * Provide financial and technical assistance throughout the development of the project.
    * Help communities access private and public funding to support their projects.
    * Assist communities in setting-up and running Community Development Trusts, to allow them to manage their projects and derive a direct benefit from them.

For further info`, contact:

Frost-Free Ltd
The Mill House
Kippen Road
G63 0YD
Tel: 01360 860342

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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210