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The Withernwick Wind Farm Community Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
What is the Withernwick Wind Farm Community Fund?
The Withernwick Wind Farm Community Fund receives an annual donation from EnergieKontor UK Limited (the owner of the wind farm). The fund received its first donation in 2013 and with indexation; this is now worth around £50,000 per year. For further information on EnergieKontor UK Limited please visit:
What is the area of benefit for the fund?
The area of benefit for the fund is the electoral wards of Mid and North Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire with a preference for appropriate initiatives in the proximity to the wind farm.
What type of activities will the fund support?
The legal agreement and constitution define the fund criteria as, to promote:
Who can make an application?
Applications are welcomed from community groups, community organisations, charities, parish councils, schools and faith-based organisations. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.
Are there any activities that cannot be funded?
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
Please note: funding cannot be awarded retrospectively or for a project that has already commenced.
How can the fund distribute the money?
Payments from the fund will usually be made in the form of grants. Subject to appropriate governance measures as required, other forms of financial assistance (e.g commissioning, loans, donations) can be considered by the fund panel. For further details contact the fund administrator at:
How much money can be applied for?
Applications for over £1,000 should be made online to the main fund. No upper limit has been set by the fund panel. Applications can be for more than one year in duration.
Applications for up to £1,000 should also be made online to the Small Grants Fund. This is a simpler application process for small, one-off projects.
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 look for evidence of a project's own contribution towards the costs and will prioritise applications that show a 50% match funding, however, in certain circumstances, 100% funding may be given.
How is the fund managed and who makes decisions on how the money is spent?
Decisions on how the money is spent are made by a fund panel made up of representatives from the following organisations:
Aldbrough Parish Council
Ellerby Parish Council
Hatfield Parish Council
Mappleton Parish Council
Withernwick Parish Council
Withernwick Community Association
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
A representative from the developer.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the accountable body for the fund and provides the secretariat and administration service through the council's Rural Policy and Partnerships team.
What are the deadlines and timescales?
The Main Fund is currently open.
Applications for up to £1,000 can be made to the Small Grants Fund which can made at any time and will be considered in between panel meetings.
What is the application process from start to finish?
Applications to the Main Fund:
Applications to the Small Grant Fund:
How do I submit an application for funding?
All forms have guidance notes to help you complete the form.
Applications to both the Small Grants (up to £1,000) and Main Fund (over £1,000) should be made online within the Flexi-Grant system:
There are three options on the system to choose from:
Small Grants (up to £1,000) option
If you have any queries please contact the fund by email: email@example.com