Grange Community Wind Farm Fund
Trust income derives from RES, the developer of the Wind Farm site at Tydd St Mary. It will run for 25 years, awarding £28,000 per year to projects that contribute to community cohesion, energy efficiency or benefit young or old people. Examples of fundable projects include diversionary and educational activities for young people, workshops, intergenerational projects, support for meeting places (community centres, village halls, playing fields), energy efficiency schemes such as ground source energy schemes, rain harvesting, including top up grants. Projects for older people may include help to tackle isolation, loneliness and dementia, volunteer costs, sitter and companionship.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to volunteer led not for profit community groups. Initially, the Trust will award grants to projects that benefit local people living within a five mile radius of wind farm site. Next closing date is on 1 July.