The Lissett Community Wind Farm Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
Lissett Airfield Wind Farm is owned and operated by Infinis Wind Services Ltd, one of the country’s leading onshore wind energy producers. As part of the developments planning permission, granted in 2007, a commitment was made by the company to create a community fund.
The Lissett Community Wind farm Fund receives an annual donation from Infinis Wind Services Ltd of approximately £75,000 per year which is index-linked to inflation.
The Fund supports initiatives for the benefit of the community within the East Wolds and Coastal Ward in the East Riding of Yorkshire (with a preference for appropriate initiatives within the proximity of the development).
Applications are welcomed from community groups, community organisations, societies, charities, parish councils, schools and churches. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
The fund panel can distribute the money as:
There are no upper limits on the amount of money that can be requested.
The fund panel will look for applicants to contribute a minimum of 30% from their own resources (or other funding) towards the total cost of the project. This can include in kind contributions (e.g. from volunteers).
Decisions about how the annual donation is spent are made by the Lissett Community Wind Farm Fund Panel. The Panel is made up of representatives of the seven parishes in closest proximity to the wind farm. These representatives are appointed by the Parish Councils. In addition representatives from East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the operating company also sit on the Panel.
The Fund is open to receive application for funding during a three month window each year. The Fund has finite resources that can be over-subscribed. Applications go through a Technical Assessment process and the Fund Panel makes decisions using a scorecard approach based on the Fund criteria.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the Accountable Body for the fund and provides the secretariat and administration service though the Council’s Rural Policy and Partnerships Team.
The Fund’s Timetable for 2017 is as follows:
Fund opens for applications from: 3 April 2017
Fund closes to applications: 30 June 2017
Fund Panel Decision making meeting: 5 October 2017
The Annual Review meeting is an opportunity to celebrate successful projects and for the Fund Panel to receive feedback from applicants and the community about the Fund.
The 2016/17 Annual Review Meeting will take place on Thursday 2 November 2017.
Step 1: Please view and print (recommended) the Guide to Accessing & submitting your Application for Funding. This short document will help you to navigate the website on which the Application Forms are located.
Guide to Accessing & submitting your Application to Lissett Fund (pdf 279kb opens in new window)
Step 2: To access the Application Forms and Guidance Notes (that will help you complete the questions contained on the Form) please follow the link below:
eastriding4communities (external website)
If you have any queries please contact the fund administrator at: