Community groups invited to apply for funding from local wind farm community funds

Wed, 27 Jan 2021

Community groups and organisations in Holderness are being invited to apply for grants from local wind farm funds to help develop projects that will benefit their area.

Applications can now be made to the Burton Pidsea Community Wind Farm fund and the Tedder Hill Community Wind Farm fund for grants for projects that are of public benefit, including charitable, educational and not-for-profit activities.

Bids can be submitted to each fund for projects that fall within the fund's criteria by groups such as community groups and organisations, as well as societies, charities, parish councils, schools and faith-based groups.

The closing date for applications to both funds is Sunday, 18 April 2021, with decision-making meetings in May.

Funding is also currently available from the Withernwick Community Wind Farm fund, of which applications can be made all year round, with the next meeting to decide current applications being held in March.

All three funds also have an easy-to-apply for small grants option for specific one-off projects - which are particularly relevant during the current pandemic.

The Burton Pidsea and Withernwick community wind farm funds each receive an annual donation from the wind farm owner, Energiekontor, while the Tedder Hill community wind farm fund receives an annual donation from owner Ventient Energy.

The combined value to the local community of these funds is now over £70,000 per year.

Each fund has an independent decision-making panel comprising of local representatives from parishes within the area of each fund, the wind farm owner, and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, whose rural policy and partnerships team manage the funds.

For further information and to apply for a grant online, go to www.eastriding.gov.uk/rural-funding

The funds administrator can also be contacted via email at ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk

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