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 original developer made a commitment to pay a lump sum of £100,000 and thereafter annual payments of £5,000 (index linked) into a community fund.

Ventient Energy now owns the Wind Farm and with it, the commitment to make 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.

For further information on Ventient Energy visit: 

Ventient Energy (external website)

The main 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 fund is designed to promote the following initiatives:

  • 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:

  • Activities detrimental to the commercial operation of the wind farm
  • Political or religious campaigns
  • Statutory duties of the public service providers, including the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Police, Fire and Rescue Services, the Coastguard the health authority 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 and societies, charities, parish councils, schools and churches. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.

For further information please contact the fund administrator:

Email:  ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk

How much money can be applied for?

Applications for over £500 should be made to the main fund. There are no upper or lower limits on the amount of money that can be requested, however, the fund panel have indicated that applications over £10,000 would be considered exceptional.

Applications for £500 should be made to the Community Chest. This is a simpler application process for very small one-off projects. Unlike the main fund (which is open to receive applications for three months), the Community Chest is open year round.

Please also see the 'How do I submit an application' answer below.

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 in-kind volunteer time. In certain circumstances 100% of costs may be given. 

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 is open from 6 January 2020 and closes 31 March 2020 with a decision-making meeting in late April 2020.

Applications to the Community Chest can be made at any time.

What is the application process from start to finish?

  1. The applicant completes an online Application Form and submits it electronically with supporting evidence (including quotes, permissions, accounts and bank statements).  These forms can be accessed using the link in last section below.
  2. The online system acknowledges receipt of the application.
  3. The Administrator carries out a Technical Appraisal (does the applicant have power and permissions to carry out the project, does the project meet the fund criteria, has all the necessary information been supplied?).
  4. The Application is sent to the Fund Panel for scoring.
  5. Fund panel meets and makes a decision (full award, part award or decline).
  6. Administrator writes to unsuccessful applicants stating decision and reason. 
  7. Administrator writes to successful applicants offering funding and explaining any conditions that may apply.
  8. Successful applicants write back accepting the offer of money and conditions.
  9. Successful applicants submit an invoice for 50% of the money (unless the total grant value is £1000 or less which can be invoiced in full). Please note: normal payment terms are 30 days.
  10. Successful applicants complete the project.
  11. Successful applicants submit End of Grant report, supporting evidence and invoice for remaining 50% of grant.

How do I submit an application for funding?

Applications to the main fund (over £500) should be made on the online application form within the Flexi-Grant system:

Flexi-Grant System (external council website)

There are two options on the system to choose from:

  • For Small Project applications - select up to £2k form
  • For Larger Project applications - select over £2k form. 

Both forms have guidance notes to help you complete the form.

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.

Applications for up to £500 should be made on the Community Chest Form which, along with Guidance Notes, can be downloaded from the documents box below. 

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