Explains what is meant by rural funding, how to find out about it, what funds are available in the East Riding and how to apply for rural funding.
Rural funding refers to money which is primarily aimed at projects within parishes within the East Riding which are considered rural and have a population of under 10,000 people.
Rural funding in the East Riding is primarily from three sources:
For information on other types of funds or funding relating to specific topics such as sports, arts or council service delivery, please visit Finding a grant.
The rural policy and partnership service is responsible for a number of community funds linked to energy related developments in the East Riding. These funds are completely voluntary and provided by companies as a community benefit as part of their corporate responsibility policy. Each fund has its own criteria, its own area of benefit and local decision-making panel that allocates the money to projects.
We have produced an interactive map which will help you decide which fund is most appropriate for your project, the map can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Energy-Related Developments - Interactive Map (pdf 6mb opens in new window)
Once you have viewed the map, you can then use the links below for further information about a particular fund:
The following funds are within the East Riding but administered by other bodies;
This fund is for qualifying projects within the parishes of Boynton, Rudston and Burton Agnes and can be used to secure improvements to the natural environment including landscape, ecology and archaeology.
For further information please visit Caythorpe Pegas Storage website.
Caythorpe Pegas Storage (external website)
This fund was made available by EON during 2016 to support smaller, sustainable projects in the parishes along the wind farm cable route from Easington to Preston. The fund is now closed. Details about money provided to community groups is published on the Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm website.
For further information please visit the Humber Gateway website:
Humber Gateway - 4C Offshore (external website)
This fund aims to support the community within a 5-kilometre radius of Roos Post Office.
The secretariat for the fund is East Riding Voluntary Action Services. For more information and to download a fund application form please visit the ERVAS website.
East Riding Voluntary Action Services (external website)
This fund aims to promote charitable, educational, community, environmental, energy efficiency and general community amenity schemes within the East Riding of Yorkshire with a preference for projects within 5 kilometres of the wind farm at Balkholme.
The fund is administered by the Two Ridings Community Foundation. For more information please visit the Two Ridings Community Foundation website.
Two Ridings Community Foundation (external website)
In general, there are three types of community funds provided by companies, these are;
These are one-off donations made by the companies to be spent during the construction period of a development to mitigate against the impact on the community.
These are larger donations general linked to industrial processing or receiving facilities. They have to be spent over a set time period with any money not spent returned to the company.
These funds tend to be linked to onshore wind farm developments and the size of the annual donation is calculated in accordance with megawatt capacity of the development. The industry has a protocol which suggests that the amount should be £5,0000 per megawatt and that the annual donations should be index linked to either the Consumer Price Index or Retail Price Index.
For further information about existing and potential new funds please contact us.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org