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:
EnergieKontor UK Ltd (external website)
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:
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 £10,000. 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.
The fund is managed by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the accountable body. The council is responsible for holding the money, reporting to the developer, receiving and checking applications, financial audits, processing of payments and providing the secretariats to the fund panel.
Decisions on how the money is spent are made by a fund panel made up of representatives from the following organisations:
The fund opens to read larger applications on 1 November 2018 and closes on 31 January 2019. The fund panel will meet on 18 February 2019.
Applicants seeking smaller amounts of money up to £500 can apply at any time by completing the Community Chest Application form in the table below and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applicant completes an online application form within the Flexi-Grant system and submits it electronically with supporting evidence.
To access this system click on the link Flexi-Grant System (external East Riding website)
Guidance notes on how to complete the online application form are available on the Flexi-Grant system and can also be downloaded from the table below.
Supporting evidence consists of a minimum of:
Other supporting evidence may be:
If you have any queries please contact the fund by email: email@example.com