Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund launches new Small Grants option

Mon, 07 Sep 2020

Community groups and organisations in the East Wolds and Coastal Ward are being invited to apply to a new Small Grants Fund recently launched by the Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund.

Applications, for up to £500 in value, can be made by organisations such as community groups, parish councils, schools and churches in the fund's area of benefit. These can be for specific small projects that will be of immediate benefit with an emphasis on supporting groups that supply essential services to people who are still being highly impacted by COVID-19.

Councillor Jane Evison, chair of Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund, said: "The Fund panel recognises the significant challenges that local communities are still facing in the wake of the pandemic.

"Outside of our main funding arrangements, we wanted to contribute to the incredible work that is going on at local level by introducing an easy-to-apply-for small grants option which is backed up by a speedy decision making process."

The fund receives an annual donation of over £82,000 from the wind farm's operating company, Ventient, and has an independent decision-making panel comprising of local representatives from parishes within the area, the wind farm owner and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

For further information please visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/lissett-fund where there is also short application form that can be downloaded alongside some brief guidance notes to help complete it.

The fund is managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council's rural policy and partnership team which can be contacted via email at ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk

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