The Withernwick Wind Farm Community Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
The Withernwick Wind Farm Community Fund receives an annual donation from EnergieKontor UK Limited (the owner of the wind farm). The fund received its first donation in 2013 and with indexation; this is now worth c.£40,000 per annum. For further information on EnergieKontor UK Limited please visit:
EnergieKontor UK Limited (external website)
The area of benefit for the fund is the electoral wards of Mid and North Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire with a preference for appropriate initiatives in the proximity to the wind farm.
The legal agreement and constitution define the fund criteria as, to promote:
Applications are welcomed 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.
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 (e.g commisioning, loans, donations) can be considered by the fund panel. For further details contact the fund administrator at:
Applications for over £1000 should be made, online, to the main fund. No upper limit has been set by the fund panel. Applications can be for more than one year in duration.
Applications for under £1000 should be made to the Small Grants fund. This is a simpler application process for small, one-off projects.
Please also see the How do I submit an application? answer below.
The fund panel will look for evidence of a project's own contribution towards the costs and will prioritise applications that show a 50% match funding, however, in certain circumstances, 100% funding may be given.
Decisions on how the money is spent are made by a fund panel made up of representatives from the following organisations:
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.
The main fund is currently open.
Applications for up to £1000 can be made to the Small Grants fund which can made at any time and will be considered in between panel meetings.
Applications to the main fund (over £1000) should be made online within the Flexi-Grant system:
Flexi-Grant System (external council website)
There are two options on the system to choose from:
Applications for up to £1000 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 email: email@example.com
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