The Spaldington Wind Farm Community Fund currently receives an annual contribution from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
The Spaldington Wind Farm started operating in 2016 which subsequently saw the establishment of a community fund that received its first donation in 2017. Falck Renewables, the wind farm operators, make an annual donation to this fund enabling it to support a wide range of projects of benefit to the local community.
The annual donation from Falck Renewables is around £19,000 per annum.
Falck Renewables (external website)
The parishes of Spaldington, Bubwith, Foggathorpe, Holme on Spalding Moor, Eastrington, Howden and Wressle in the East Riding of Yorkshire and in particular initiatives within the proximity of the wind farm.
Applications are accepted from community groups, community organisations, charities, parish councils, schools, and churches. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.
Applications cannot be accepted from individuals.
For further information please contact the fund administrator at:
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
Payments from the Fund will usually be made in the form of grants. Subject to appropriate governance measures as required, other forms of financial assistance can be requested by contacting the Fund administrator at:
For information on other funding opportunities please visit: Finding a grant
Applications to the main fund must be over £500 and no upper limit has been set. Applications should be made on the online application forms - please see section below entitled 'How do I submit an application for funding?'
Applications for under £500 should be made to the Fund's Small Grants fund - please see section below 'How do I submit an application for funding?'
The fund panel will prioritise applications that show evidence of an organisations contribution towards the costs. The contribution can be cash, donations of materials, loan of equipment, free use of land or buildings or volunteer time.
Decisions about how the annual donation is spent are made by the Spaldington Wind Farm Community Fund panel. The panel is comprised as follows:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the accountable body for the fund and provides the secretariat and administration through the council's Rural Policy and Partnerships team.
The main Fund's timetable for 2021 is as follows:
Applications can either be made to the main fund or, for smaller amounts there is a small grant option.
For the small grant option the applicant completes a paper based application using the forms and guidance that can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. The applicant completes the form and returns it to the administrator via email. The application is then circulated to the panel for a decision and if the application is approved by a majority the applicant is informed and the grant is paid directly into the group/organisations account without the need for an invoice. In most cases this process should only take approximately 14 days from application to decision.
For applications to the main fund:
The annual review meeting (open to all) is an opportunity to celebrate successful projects and for the Fund Panel to receive feedback from applicants and the community about the Fund.
The applicant completes an online application form within the Flexi-Grant system and submits it electronically with supporting evidence.
Applications to the main fund (over £500) should be made on the online application form within the Flexi-Grant system.
To access this system visit the Flexi-Grant System website:
Flexi-Grant System (external council website)
There are two options on the system to choose from:
Both forms have Guidance Notes to help you complete the form.
Applications for less than £500 should be made on the small grants form which, along with Guidance Notes, can be downloaded from the table below.
If you have any queries please contact the fund by:
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