The Sancton Hill Wind Farm Community Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
Sancton Hill Farm is operated by REG Windpower. As part of the developments planning permission granted in 2011, a commitment was made by the company to create a community fund.
The Sancton Hill Wind Farm Community Fund receives an annual donation from REG Windpower of £35,000 per annum. The first donation was made in July 2013.
The Fund supports initiatives for the benefit of the community within a three-mile radius of Sancton Village which includes the parishes of Sancton, Newbald, South Cliffe, Market Weighton and Hotham.
Applications are welcomed from community groups, community organisations, societies, charities, parish councils, schools and churches.
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
The fund panel can distribute money as;
There are no upper limits on the amount of money that can be requested, however applications over £7,500 will be considered by the fund panel as exceptional. The minimum amount that can be requested is £250.
Although the fund panel has not set a specific level of match funding from applicants, the panel will wish to see evidence of the applicants own contribution to the project costs. This could include cash from fundraising, donations and/or volunteer time.
Decisions about how the annual donation is spent are made by the Sancton Hill Wind Farm Community Fund Panel. The Panel is made up of representatives of Sancton and Newbald parishes, the landowner, the operator and a representative from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
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: 1st August 2017
Fund closes to applications: 31st October 2017
Fund Panel Decision making meeting: 28th November 2017
The applicant completes an online Application Form and submits it electronically with supporting evidence (including quotes, permissions, accounts and bank statements). Online Application Forms and Application Form Guidance Notes are located on the “eastriding4communities” website which can be accessed using the links in last section below.
The Annual Review meeting, which is open to the public, is an opportunity to celebrate successful projects and for the Fund Panel to receive feedback from applicants and the community about the Fund.
The next 2017/18 Annual Review Meeting will take place on the 26th June 2018.
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 Sancton Hill Fund - (pdf 280kb 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 - opens in new window)
If you have any queries please contact the fund administrator at:
Yes, the annual reports can be viewed by clicking on these links.
Sancton Fund Annual Report 2015 to 2016 (pdf 1.62mb opens in new window)
Sancton Fund Annual Report 2016 to 2017 (pdf 2.07mb opens in new window)
Sancton Wind Farm Community Fund Financial Statement 2016 to 2017 (pdf 177.61 mb opens in new window)