A GROUP of pupils from Sanquhar Academy who are administering windfarm funding have decided on the latest recipients.

The students, who have taken the name Propel for their charitable purposes committee, worked over several months to devise the final list of who will share £80,000.

They are benefitting from the fourth round of the Glenmuckloch Community Energy Park funding scheme which provides financial assistance to groups and organisations in the area.

Money for the project is generated by two wind turbines on a site adjacent to the Glenmuckloch surface mine and is administered by the Propel group.

This year’s successful organisations are Wanlockhead Museum Trust; Sanquhar Senior Citizens Club; Happy Hooves Equestrian Centre; A’ the Airts; Sanquhar and District Silver Band; Nith Valley United Football Club; Kello Rovers Football Club; Kirkconnel Parish Heritage Society; Sanquhar Academy ­— for the Dumfries and Galloway Space School 2018; and Sanquhar Golf Club.

Sanquhar Academy pupil Eilidh Steel said: “I’ve learned so much about what’s going on out there in the community. It’s great to be able to give back to the community I grew up in. Choosing the successful recipients this year was very challenging but we’re in no doubt that the funding will have a significant impact on the groups we’ve chosen. We can’t wait to see how the funding helps individuals and families across Upper Nithsdale.”

Propel will be accepting applications from January. Email GlenmucklochCPC@outlook.com.