What is the Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company (ANCBC)

ANCBC is funded by ScottishPower Renewables community benefit fund for Harestanes Windfarm in Dumfries and Galloway. The fund supports projects located within or directly benefiting one or more of 42 community council areas in Annandale, Nithsdale and Dumfries. Applications must benefit one or more of the communities, which are geographically defined by community council boundaries.

How is ANCBC managed, and who makes decisions about it?

ANCBC is a company limited by guarantee, with a voluntary board of up to twelve directors elected from the membership. Up to two members are nominated by each of the established community councils. The board makes decisions on all project applications to the main fund.

Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company Board 

At any one time, there will be between one and four directors from each area nominated as East, South, and West.

The ANCBC directors are:

East: David Booth – Moffat (Chair), Liam O’Neill – Moffat, Franca Bruno – Kirkpatrick Juxta

West: Hugh Taylor – Glencairn, Alice Stilgoe – Penpont, Robert Gladstone – Keir (Vice-Chair)

South: Robert Watson – Torthorwald, David McKie – Lochside & Woodlands

Board Observer: Amy Aitken from ScottishPower Renewables

ANCBC is seeking new board members for the East, West and South areas.

Being a board member enables you to contribute to your community, enhance your personal skills and gain valuable experience while working with a variety of interesting local people.

If you are a resident of one of the eligible areas, you may be able to stand for election to the ANCBC board of directors. To do this, you initially need to be appointed as a member of ANCBC by your community council (but you do not need to be a community councillor).

Please click director recruitment information Director recruitment information Autumn 2023 for more information about becoming an ANCBC director.


Company administration and grant-making support is provided by Foundation Scotland, a national grant-making charity with expertise in supporting community benefit funds.

Company documents

The company’s Articles of Association

The company’s ANCBC accounts 2022-23

The company’s ANCBC accounts 2021-22

The company’s ANCBC accounts 2020-21

The company’s ANCBC accounts 2019-20

The company’s ANCBC accounts 2018-19

The company’s ANCBC Accounts 2017-18

The company’s ANCBC accounts 2016-17

The company’s ANCBC accounts 2015-16

The company’s ANCBC accounts 2014-16