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 Ventient, 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 Ventient website or by downloading the company brochure from the table at the bottom of the this page
Ventient Energy (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications over £500 should be made to the main fund. No upper or lower limits on the amount that can be requested, however the fund panel regards applications over £10,000 as exceptional.
Applications for £500 should be made to the Community Chest.
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.
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 cchecking 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 main fund opens again to receive applications on 1 June 2018 and closes on 30 September 2018. The fund panel will meet on 17 October 2018. Applicants will be informed of the fund panel decision by telephone or email within 48 hours of the meeting. This will be followed up formally in writing within 14 days of the meeting.
Applications to the Community Chest can be made at any time.
Applications over £500. The applicant completes an online application form and submits it electronically with supporting evidence.
Applications under £500. The applicant completes the Community Chest Application Form which can be downloaded from the table below.
Supporting evidence consists of a minimum:-
Other supporting evidence may be:
Guidance on how to access the online application for can be downloaded from the table below:
The online system will confirm receipt of your application and alert the administrator to its arrival.
The fund panel want the fund to be as accessible as possible therefore should you have any problems using the online system please email: email@example.com