Latest KCDC News:
- Draft Accounts Year ended 31/8/2023Further to last night’s well attended AGM, the Draft Accounts for the year ended 31/8/2023 have been posted to the website as follows: The Accounts will be updated in due… Read more: Draft Accounts Year ended 31/8/2023
- Notice of Annual General MeetingWednesday, 6th December 2023 at 7pm Craig Bheag Suite, The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie Agenda Welcome Apologies Receive and approve Minutes of the 16th Annual General Meeting Resolutions To receive… Read more: Notice of Annual General Meeting
- Connecting Kingussie Refresh ReportBackground In 2019 AECOM Limited produced a report which included an outline design for improvements to the active travel network in Kingussie on behalf of Cycle Friends Kingussie. This year… Read more: Connecting Kingussie Refresh Report
- Creag Bheag – joins the old with the newThis week the new path joined with the old path that leads up to the summit cairn. This prompted a wee celebration with some Prosseco – kindly supplied by Kenny… Read more: Creag Bheag – joins the old with the new
- Hydro Fund support for Warm Spaces ProjectIn December 2022, the Hydro Fund provided £3,000 to a project to provide warm jackets and winter shoes to local schoolchildren in need. The project forms part of the Warm… Read more: Hydro Fund support for Warm Spaces Project
- Creag Bheag path worksSince the helicopter lift of 100 tons of quarry dust up Creag Bheag on 19 May 2023 volunteers have completed the first two phases of path work across the summit… Read more: Creag Bheag path works
The Kingussie Community Development Company (KCDC) was incorporated as a company with charitable status in 2006 to investigate, and hopefully, build a Community Hydro on the River Gynack.
The Community Woodlands (the area from the bridge at The Cross to the Golf Course Carpark) were donated to KCDC and the suitable site for the Hydro was found to be where the original hydro serving the St Vincent’s hospital had been situated in the early 20th century.
The obtaining of the permissions and funding for the Hydro took several years, largely as a result of frequent changes in regulations. Fortunately, the Hydro was completed in 2015 without the necessity of borrowings. Since then, the Hydro has produced a surplus every year which is used to make charitable grants of up to £750 for Small Grants and £3,000 for Large Grants to organisations in Kingussie.
KCDC maintains the Community Woodlands in our ownership, and using grants and our own funds works to develop and maintain much of the path network in and around Kingussie.
We also instigate, drive forward and seek funding for other community projects in Kingussie, such as the repair of the Jubilee Walk, and the current Gynack Gate Gardens redevelopment as a community space and welcome to Kingussie.
Our charitable status means we are able to support other groups and initiatives locally.
KCDC is entirely managed and run by members and volunteers from the Kingussie area. We have regular work parties of volunteers to repair paths, and other community projects and new volunteers are always welcome.
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