The Sancton Hill Wind Farm Community Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
REG Windpower is among the UK's original renewable energy trail blazers, starting life as the Cornwall Light and Power Company back in 1989. It is now one of the country's leading developer and operators of small to medium sized wind farms and has offices in Truro and Bath.
For more information about REG Windpower please visit their website:
REG Windpower (external website)
In February 2011 REG Windpower received planning permission to build a five turbine wind farm on land at Sancton Hill, Beverley Lane, Sancton. As part of the development, REG Windpower made a commitment to help the local community through the provision of £70,000 as a Community Benefit Contribution during the construction phase of the wind farm. A further commitment to establish a community fund has been made into which REG Windpower will donate £35,000 per annum for the duration of the commercial operation of the wind farm.
The area of benefit for the fund is a three mile radius of Sancton Hill Wind Farm and includes the parishes of Sancton, Newbald, North and South Cliffe, Goodmanham, Hotham and Market Weighton. A map showing the area of benefit can be downloaded from the table below.
The legal agreement and constitution for the fund states that the following can be supported:
The fund will prioritise activities identified within Community-led Parish Plans within the area of benefit.
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
The fund panel can distribute money as;
Applications are accepted from community groups, community organisations, charities, parish councils, schools and churches. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.
For further information please contact the fund administrator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The minimum amount that can be requested is £250.
The fund panel have not set a maximum limit but any application above £7,500 will be considered as exceptional.
The fund panel will wish to see evidence of applicants own contribution to the project costs. This could be in the form of cash, grants, or donations, including materials or equipment loan and, or volunteer time.
Decisions are made by a fund panel made up of representatives from the following organisations/groups:
1 representative of East Riding of Yorkshire Council
The fund panel usually meets approximately four to six weeks after an advertised closing date for the receipt of funding requests. Applicants are informed of decisions by email or telephone on the day after the meeting and then this is followed up formally in writing.;
Funding requests must be made on the fund expression of interest form, or application form. They must be signed and accompanied by the following documents:
You are strongly advised to read through the application form and guidance notes.
If you have any questions you can contact the fund administrator by email at email@example.com.