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Tedder Hill Wind Farm Community Fund

Tedder Hill Wind Farm Community Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.

What is the Tedder Hill Wind Farm Community Fund?

In September 2009 planning permission was granted to build a wind farm on land at Pilmar Lane, Roos. As part of the planning consent, the developer E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Developments Limited made a commitment to pay a lump sum of £100,000 and then annual payments of £5,000 into a community fund.

The ownership of the development has since transferred to Ventient, the company that also owns and operates the Lissett Community Wind Farm and with it the commitment to annual contributions into the Tedder Hill Community Wind Farm Fund.

The purpose of the fund is to promote sustainable development, education, citizenship, community development and environmental protection and improvement.

You can find out more at the Ventient website or by downloading the company brochure from the table at the bottom of this page. 

Ventient Energy (external website)

The fund is divided into two parts each with slightly different criteria which is fully explained in the question ' What type of activities will the fund support?'.

What is the area of benefit for the fund?

The area of benefit for the fund is the East Riding of Yorkshire, with a preference for appropriate schemes or projects within 5 kilometres of Roos Post Office. 

For the avoidance of doubt, the postcode of Roos Post Office, HU12 0HP, shall be used as the central point for the 5 kilometre radius.

A map showing the area of benefit can be downloaded from the table below.

What type of activities will the fund support?

The major portion of the fund can be used to promote sustainable development, meaning development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, including (but without limitation) the promotion of energy efficiency measures and sustainable transport options.

In practical terms, this means that applicants must show that they have considered the sustainability of the planet when planning and in the delivery of the project for which they are asking for funding. For example public or shared transport to venues, recycled materials, wood from sustainable forests, recycling waste, minimum use of plastics or oil-based products.

In addition there is a further annual donation of £6,000 which has broader criteria and can be used for:

  • the advancement of education
  • the advancement of citizenship or community development (including rural or urban regeneration and the promotion of civic responsibility, volunteering, the voluntary sector or the effectiveness or efficiency of charities)
  • the advancement of environmental protection or improvement
  • the promotion of sustainable development, meaning development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, including (but without limitation) the promotion of energy efficiency measures and sustainable transport options.

Are there any activities that cannot be funded?

The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:

  • Money to replace funding for projects eligible for funding through the public sector
  • The promotion of political or religious campaigns
  • Projects that directly benefit an individual
  • Projects primarily benefiting residents outside the 5-kilometre radius
  • Activities likely to bring the council, the operator or any company within the group into disrepute
  • Activities considered to be anti-wind and/or anti-renewable energy
  • Activities adverse to energy conservation and/or energy efficiency
  • Any activities that are a statutory duty of the public service providers, including the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Police, the Health Authority, Humberside Fire and Rescue Services, the Coast Guard or a Parish Council.

How can the money be spent?

The fund panel can distribute money as:

  • Commissioning - where the fund panel devise a public benefit project and employ a group to deliver it
  • Donations - where no conditions are placed on the money given to a project
  • Grants - where conditions on use are placed on the money given to a project, with timescales, milestones and reporting arrangements in place
  • Loans - where the money is spent and repaid at a later date.

Who can request funds?

Requests for funds are accepted from:

  • community groups
  • community organisations
  • companies
  • firms
  • societies
  • parish councils
  • schools
  • churches
  • charities
  • individuals.

All applications must be not-for-profit and must not benefit a specific individual.

Applicants must have a bank account in the name of the group/organisation.

For further information please contact the fund administrator by email at  ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk

How much money can be applied for?

Applications over £500 should be made to the main fund. No upper or lower limits on the amount that can be requested, however, the fund panel regards applications over £10,000 as exceptional.

Applications for £500 should be made to the Community Chest.

Will the fund support 100% of the project costs?

The fund panel will wish to see evidence of applicants own contribution to the project costs. This could be in the form of cash, grants, or donations, including materials or equipment loan and, or volunteer time. In certain circumstances 100% of costs may be given. As a guide, the value of volunteer time should be calculated at the national living wage rate for over 25-year-olds (currently £7.83 per hour) of the average wage rate for a job.

How is the fund managed and who makes decisions about how it is spent?

The fund is managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, who is the accountable body. The council is responsible for holding the money, reporting to the developer, receiving and checking applications, financial audits, processing of payments and providing the secretariats to the fund panel.

Decisions on how the money is spent are made by a fund panel made up of representatives from the following organisations:

  • Two representatives from East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • One representative from Roos Parish Council
  • One representative from Rimswell Parish Council
  • One representative from East Garton Parish Council
  • One representative from Burton Pidsea Parish Council
  • One representative from Halsham Parish Council.

What are the deadlines and timescales?

The main fund closed on 30 September 2018 and will re-open in 2019.  Applications to the Community Chest can be made at any time.

What is the application process from start to finish?

  1. The applicant completes the online application form and submits it electronically with any supporting evidence (quotes, permissions, governance document, bank statements)
  2. The online system acknowledges receipt of the application
  3. The fund administrator carries out a technical appraisal of the application and requests any additional information required for clarification
  4. The application is sent to the fund panel members
  5. The fund panel members meet and make a decision
  6. The fund administrator writes to unsuccessful applicants stating the decision and the reason
  7. The fund administrator writes to success applicants offering fund and explaining any conditions that may apply
  8. Enclosed with the offer of funding the administrator sends a pack detailing records that need to be kept, and an End of Grant Report
  9. Successful applicants write back accepting or declining the offer and the conditions
  10. Successful applicants submit an invoice for either part or all of the funding offer 
  11. The administrator arranges payment (Please note: payments can only be made directly into the applicants' bank account. Payment Terms are normally 30 days)
  12. Successful applicants complete the project
  13. Successful applicants submit the End of Project report, a final invoice for any remaining funding due and evidence that the project has been carried out
  14. The administrator checks the End of Project report and arranges any final payments
  15. The project is included in the Fund Annual report and presented at the Public Annual Review Meeting.  

How do I submit an application for funding?

The applicant completes an online application form within the Flexi-Grant system and submits it electronically with supporting evidence. 

To access this system click on the link Flexi-Grant System (external council website)

Guidance notes on how to complete the online application form are available on the Flexi-Grant system and can also be downloaded from the table below.

Supporting evidence consists of a minimum of:

  • constitution, rules or governance documents
  • latest annual audited or independently examined accounts
  • most recent bank statements (all accounts no more than three months old)
  • three comparable quotes from different suppliers for all individual items which cost £500 or more
  • copies of relevant permissions/licences (street trading, gambling, planning permission, lease, diocese faculty etc).

Other supporting evidence may be:  

  • letters of support
  • survey results
  • reports
  • related strategies.

If you have any queries please contact the fund by email: ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk