Tedder Hill Community Wind Farm Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
In September 2009 planning permission was granted to build a wind farm on land at Pilmar Lane, Roos. As part of the planning consent the developer E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Developments Limited made a commitment to pay a lump sum of £100,000 and then annual payments of £5,000 into a community fund.
The ownership of the development has since transferred to Infinis, the company that also own and operates the Lissett Community Wind Farm and with it the commitment to create the Tedder Hill Community Wind Farm Fund.
The purpose of the fund is to promote sustainable development, education, citizenship, community development and environmental protection and improvement.
You can find out more at the Infinis website.
Infinis - A leading UK renewable energy generator (external website)
The fund is divided into two parts each with slightly different criteria which is fully explained in the question ' What type of activities will the fund support?'.
The area of benefit for the fund is the East Riding of Yorkshire, with a preference for appropriate schemes or projects within 5 kilometres of Roos Post Offices. For the avoidance of doubt the post code of Roos Post Office HU12 0HP shall be used as the central point for the 5 kilometre radius.
A map showing the area of benefit can be downloaded from the table below.
The major portion of the fund can be used to:
Promote sustainable development, meaning development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, including (but without limitation) the promotion of energy efficiency measures and sustainable transport options.
In practical terms this means that applicants must show that they have considered the sustainability of the planet when planning and in the delivery of the project for which they are asking for funding. For example: public or shared transport to venues, recycled materials, wood from sustainable forests, recycling waste, minimum use of plastics or oil based products.
In addition there is a further annual donation of £6,000 which has broader criteria and can be used for:
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
The fund panel can distribute money as;
Requests for funds are accepted from:
All applications must be not for profit and must not benefit a specific individual.
Applicants must have a bank account in the name of the group/organisation.
For further information please contact the fund administrator by email at email@example.com
No upper or lower limits on the size of applications has been made, however the fund panel would regard applications over £10,000 as exceptional. Applications below £500 should be made to the Tedder Hill Community Wind Farm Fund Community Chest – see related question on how can requests for funding be made.
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. In certain circumstances 100% of costs may be given. As a guide the value of volunteer time should be calculated as a minimum of £7.50 per her of the average wage rate for a job.
Infinis have appointed the East Riding of Yorkshire Council as the Accountable Body for the Fund and provides the secretariat services through its Rural Policy and Partnerships Team.
Decisions on how the money is spent are made by a Fund panel made up of seven people as follows:
Community Chest applications can be made at any time and applicants will be informed of the outcome within 14 days of submission.
Applications for over £500 will be considered at a fund panel meeting scheduled for Wednesday 15 November 2017.
Applicants should submit all information for consideration at the November meeting by 5.00pm on Monday 9 October 2017.
Applications for less than £500 should be made to the Community Chest by downloading the application form and guidance notes from the table below and emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All other applications must be submitted electronically on the online application form.
For guidance on how to access the online application form please download the ‘Accessing and submitting your application’ guide from the table below.
For guidance on how to complete the online application form download ‘Online Application Form Guidelines 2017’ from the table below.
Supporting evidence consists of:
If you have any questions you can contact the fund administrator by email at email@example.com.