The Burton Pidsea Community Wind Farm Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
EnergieKontor UK Limited was founded in 1999 and is a subsidiary of the German based EnergieKontor UK Limited Group. Its UK team are based at Thorpe Park Leeds with a remit to develop small and medium sized on shore wind projects throughout Great Britain. For further information visit the EnergieKontor UK Limited website at:
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In the East Riding EnergieKontor UK Limited operate two wind farms, one at Burton Pidsea and one at Withernwick. As part of the Burton Pidsea development's planning permission, granted in 2013 a commitment was made to create a community fund.
This fund, the Burton Pidsea Community Wind Farm Fund receives an annual donation from EnergieKontor UK Limited. The amount of the donation is based on a formula of £2,000 per megawatt of the wind farm to a maximum of £20,400 per annum.
The area of benefit of the fund is the electoral wards of Mid Holderness, North Holderness, South East Holderness and South West Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire, with a preference for appropriate initiatives within the proximity of the development.
The fund panel defined proximity to the development as a 5-kilometre radius of Burton Pidsea Post Office, HU12 9AX.
The constitution for the fund defines the criteria to be used to spend the annual donation as to promote initiatives for the benefit of the community.
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
The fund panel can distribute the money as:
This fund is currently closed and will re-open in early 2017. Further details will be posted on this page as they become available.
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 advice please contact the fund administrator:
The fund panel welcomes larger applications up to a maximum value of £12,000. Part of the fund will be reserved for smaller projects. The fund panel welcomes smaller applications up to a maximum value £1,000.
The fund panel will look for evidence of the projects own contribution towards the costs, however, in certain circumstances 100% funding may be given.
The fund panel will look more favourably on projects that show their own contribution to costs. The contribution can be cash, donations, equipment loans, free use of land or buildings and/or volunteer time. As a guide the fund panel suggest 20% of total projects costs as a contribution.
Decisions are made by a fund panel made up of the representatives from the following organisations:
The aim of the fund panel is to make decisions within 12 weeks of the fund opening date. The dates of meetings are provided to applicants and advertised alongside opening and closing dates. Applicants are informed by telephone or email on the day after each panel meeting and this is then followed up formally in writing.
Requests for funding must be made on the fund expression of interest form or application forms and must be signed and be accompanied by the following documents:
You are strongly advised to read through the application form and guidance notes then contact the fund administrator at email@example.com with any questions.