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What type of activities will the Fund support?
The purpose of the Fund is to promote community, charitable, amenity, educational, environmental and energy efficiency initiatives for the benefit of the communities within the area of benefit.
Who can make an application?
The Fund wants to encourage applications from as diverse a range of groups as possible including community groups and organisations, charities, social enterprises, town & parish councils, schools and faith communities. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered. Please contact the Fund administrator at:
The Fund cannot accept applications from private individuals.
Are there are activities that cannot be funded?
The Fund cannot support activities adverse to the commercial interests of the wind farm, political or religious campaigns or support services that would otherwise be the statutory responsibility of local or national government.
How much money can be applied for?
To encourage a wide range of initiatives, the Fund has three application “bands”:
- Small project applications (no minimum, up to £2,000 in value).
- Medium project applications (£2,000 to £10,000 in value).
- Large project applications (£10,000 to a maximum of £50,000 in value).
Applications for Small and Medium Projects are via single stage online application process.
To help both the applicant and the Fund, all applications for Large Projects (over £10,000 in value and/or are likely to be delivered over more than one year) need to be drawn to the Fund’s attention before a detailed on-line application is submitted. This involves a telephone conversation with the Fund’s administrator. To arrange this please contact the Fund administrator outlining your project (in a few sentences) and include your contact details.
What are the deadlines and timescales?
The Fund is open to receive applications year round. The Fund Panel meets four times a year to make funding decisions. Consequently, applications will be grouped into “batches” through the year as follows:
- Applications received 2nd Jan – 28th Feb – will be assessed March meeting.
- Applications received 1st Mar – 31st May – will be assessed June meeting.
- Applications received 1st June – 31st Aug – will be assessed September meeting.
- Applications received 1st Sept – 30th Nov – will be assessed December meeting.
Applicants will be advised promptly of the outcome of decisions made by the Panel (with the exception of the December meeting where decisions will be communicated early January).
Twin Rivers Parish Council is very keen to work with our community to apply for funding that will benefit our area. If you have any ideas or suggestions please contact your local councillor or the Parish Clerk . Together we can identify the areas of need and make things happen.