Dumfriesshire East Community Benefit Group (DECBG) was set up as a single tier Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and was registered with the Office of the Scottish Regulator (OSCR) on 19th July 2017 (Registration Number SC047593).

The purpose of DECBG SCIO is to benefit the communities of East Dumfriesshire.

The objects are:

The distribution of Community Benefit from Windfarm monies and/or funds from other sources to community groups or organisations within the area of East Dumfriesshire to undertake projects which meet criteria agreed by the SCIO and the donor and which fall within the purposes of:

  • the advancement of education;
  • the advancement of citizenship or community development and sustainability (including rural or urban regeneration);
  • the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture and science;
  • the provision of recreational facilities, including public participation in sport, or the organisation of recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended;
  • the advancement of environmental protection or improvement.

The SCIO was set up by the five community groups surrounding ScottishPower Renewables’ Ewe Hill Windfarm in order to receive Community Benefit Funds from Ewe Hill Windfarm to distribute to projects.  Since then, DECBG has expanded to distribute Community Benefit Funds from other Windfarms in the area.

DECBG receives and distributes Community Benefit funding from Windfarms.  It is currently distributing funds from Ewe Hill Windfarm (ScottishPower Renewables).  There are two Ewe Hill Funds – Ewe Hill 6 Fund and Ewe Hill 16 Fund

From June 2021, DECBG will also distribute funds from Solwaybank Windfarm Community Benefit Fund (Solwaybank Energy Ltd).


Dumfriesshire East Community Benefit Group (DECBG) is seeking an experienced
Community Officer to work collaboratively with the smaller communities of east

Click here to find out more.