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Tedder Hill Wind Farm Community Fund

Tedder Hill Wind Farm Community Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.

What is the Tedder Hill Wind Farm Community Fund?

In September 2009 planning permission was granted to build a wind farm on land at Pilmar Lane, Roos. As part of the planning consent, the original developer made a commitment to pay a lump sum of £100,000 (now largely spent) and thereafter annual payments of c. £6,000 (index-linked) into a community fund.

Ventient Energy now owns the wind farm and with it, the commitment to make annual contributions into the Tedder Hill Community Wind Farm Fund.

For further information on Ventient Energy visit: 

Ventient Energy (external website)

What is the area of benefit for the fund?

The fund is for the benefit of communities lying within a 5 kilometre radius of Roos Post Office (HU12 0HP).  A map showing the area of benefit can be downloaded from the table below.

What type of activities will the fund support?

The fund is designed to promote the following initiatives:

  • Educational initiatives
  • Environmental initiatives
  • Energy-efficiency initiatives
  • Community initiatives

Who can make an application?

Requests for funds are accepted from community groups, community organisations, companies, firms and societies, charities, parish councils, schools and faith based groups. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.

For further information please contact the fund administrator:

Email:  ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk 

Are there any activities that cannot be funded?

The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:

  • Activities detrimental to the commercial operation of the wind farm
  • Political or religious campaigns
  • Statutory duties of the public service providers, including the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Police, Fire and Rescue Services, the Coastguard the health authority or a Parish Council.

How can the fund distribute money?

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 (e.g. commissioning, loans, donations) can be considered by the fund panel.  For further details contact the fund administrator at: 

Email: ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk

For information on other funding opportunities please visit: Finding a grant

How much money can be applied for?

Applications for over £500 should be made online to the main fund. There are no upper or lower limits on the amount of money that can be requested, however, the fund panel have indicated that applications over £10,000 would be considered exceptional.

Applications for £500 should be made to the Small Grants fund.  This is a simpler application process for very small one-off projects. Unlike the main fund (which is open to receive applications for three months), the Small Grants fund is open year-round.

Please also see the 'How do I submit an application?' answer below.

Will the fund support 100% of the project costs?

The fund panel will wish to see evidence of applicants own contribution to the project costs. This could be in the form of cash, grants, or donations, including materials or equipment loan and, or in-kind volunteer time. In certain circumstances 100% of costs may be given. 

How is the fund managed and who makes decisions about how it is spent?

Decisions on how the money is spent are made by a fund panel made up of representatives from the following organisations:

  • Two representatives from East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • One representative from Roos Parish Council
  • One representative from Rimswell Parish Council
  • One representative from East Garton Parish Council
  • One representative from Burton Pidsea Parish Council
  • One representative from Halsham Parish Council.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the Accountable Body for the fund and provides the secretariat and administration service through the council's Rural Policy and Partnerships Team.

What are the deadlines and timescales?

The main fund will be re-opening on Thursday 1 July 2021and closing Monday 15 November 2021.

Applications for up to £500 can be made to the Small Grants fund which can be made at any time and will be considered between panel meetings.

What is the application process from start to finish?

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:

  1. The applicant completes an online application form and submits it electronically with supporting evidence (including quotes, permissions, accounts and bank statements).  These forms can be accessed using the link in the How do I submit an application for funding? answer below
  2. The online system acknowledges receipt of application
  3. The administrator carries out a technical appraisal (does the applicant have the ability and permissions to carry out the project, does the project meet the fund criteria, has all the necessary information been supplied?)
  4. The application is sent to fund panel for consideration
  5. The fund panel meet and make a decision (full award, part award or decline).  Panel members are required at meetings to declare any interests that they have in particular applications and, where this is the case, take no part in decisions relating to that application (they leave the room whilst this application is discussed)
  6. The administrator emails unsuccessful applicants stating decision and the reasons
  7. The administrator sends an offer letter electronically to successful applicants offering funding and detailing how payments will be made and any conditions that may apply to the award
  8. Successful applicants accept the offer by sending back a signed and scanned copy electronically via a link supplied by the administrator
  9. Awards up to £10,000 are payable by invoice supplied on return of the signed offer letter.  For awards over £10,000 an initial invoice for £10,000 can be submitted with a copy of the signed offer letter with the balance being payable on a second invoice which can be submitted with the end of grant form.  Please note: normal payment terms are 30 days
  10. Successful applicants complete the project
  11. Successful applicants submit an end of grant report (again electronically using a link supplied) plus supporting evidence along with any final invoice as appropriate
  12. The administrator includes a report on the project in the fund's annual report.  The annual report is a document that records the awards made during that year and profiles all the projects supported.

How do I submit an application for funding?

Applications to the main fund (over £500) should be made online within the Flexi-Grant system:

Flexi-Grant System (external council website)

Once on the system select the up to £10k form which has guidance notes to help you complete it.

Applications for up to £500 should be made on the Small Grants form which, along with Guidance Notes, can be downloaded from the documents box below. 

If you have any queries please contact the fund by email: ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk 

For information on other funding opportunities please visit: Finding a grant

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