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 £500 for Small Grants and £2,500 for Large Grants to organisations in Kingussie.
KCDC maintains the Community Woodlands in our ownership, and using grants and our own funds works to assist in maintaining some of the paths in our area.
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 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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