UK: Grange Wind Farm Community Fund
The Lincolnshire Community Foundation has launched the Grange Wind Farm Community Fund to support volunteer led not-for-profit projects that improve the lives of people living within a ten mile radius of The Grange Wind Farm at Tydd St Mary, Lincolnshire, where priority is given to projects providing a service for people living within a five mile radius.
They aim to distribute around £30,000 a year. Grants may be from £250 to £5,000. Groups can apply for up to £5,000 in any one round, but can only hold one grant at any one time.
Examples of Fundable Projects:
Community Cohesion: Diversionary activities for young, intergenerational projects, arts, culture and heritage projects and facilities that improve wellbeing and help strengthen the community.
Young People: Provision of activities or facilities and opportunities, workshops, educational outings people (but not overseas travel).
Community Facilities: Support for meeting places (community centres, village halls, playing fields).
Energy efficiency: for community buildings; reduction in car use (bicycling, health walks); ground source energy schemes, rain harvesting, solar panels and cost effective heating systems (including top up grants).
Older People: Integration projects; projects tackling isolation, loneliness and dementia, volunteer costs, sitter and companionship.
Location: Within a ten mile radius of Grange Wind Farm between Sutton Bridge and Tydd St Mary, South Holland.
Applicants may be registered charities, community groups or social enterprises. Projects from Schools, Churches and Parish Councils may also be considered. However, The Grange Wind Farm Community Fund is not meant to replace government or other statutory funding; in all cases therefore, the application must be for a project that is not eligible for central or local government funding or other statutory funding. National or Regional organisations are unlikely to receive funding.
For example, an application to replace the piano in the church hall, or to print the programme for a village fete, would be considered. An application to cover the general maintenance costs of a school, church or parish building would not be accepted.
For more information, visit https://lincolnshirecf.co.uk/grants/