Information on the Twin Rivers Wind Farm Community Fund. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
Twin Rivers Wind Farm is owned and operated by NTR plc which has been investing in sustainable infrastructure since 1999 and specialises in developing, constructing and operating onshore wind projects throughout the UK and Ireland:
NTR plc (external website)
As part of the developments planning permission, granted in 2008, a commitment was made by the original owner (Co-operative Group Ltd) to create a community fund. The current owner is continuing this commitment.
The Twin Rivers Wind Farm Community Fund receives an annual donation from NTR plc of £30,000 per year which is index linked to inflation. The Twin Rivers wind farm started exporting electricity towards the end of 2016 and the fund received its first donation at this time.
The objectives of the fund are to disburse monies received from the developer to promote initiatives that contribute to the UN2030 Sustainable Development Goals. These funds to be disbursed by the fund panel, in line with the planning agreement, as follows:
Applications are welcomed from community groups, community organisations, societies, charities, parish councils, schools and churches. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
The fund panel can distribute the money as:
There are no upper or lower limits on the amount of money that can be requested, however, applicants should take into account the overall scale of the annual funds available.
The fund panel will take account of, and look for evidence of, the applicant's own contribution towards the total project costs (with a minimum expectation the applicant will supply 20% of the projects total cost from own resources - including in kind volunteer time)
Decisions about how the annual donation is spent are made by the Twin Rivers Wind Farm Community Fund Panel. The panel is made up of nominated representatives from the following organisations (1 member from each):
An officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council attends all meetings as the fund’s administrator.
The Fund is open to receive applications for funding during two three-month windows each year. The fund has finite resources that could 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 through the council’s rural policy and partnerships team.
The Fund’s timetable for 2017 is as follows:
The annual review meeting is an opportunity to celebrate successful projects and for the fund panel to receive feedback from applicants and the community about the fund.
The first annual review meeting will take place in 2018 (date to be confirmed).
Step 1: We highly recommend you view the 'Guide to accessing and submitting your application to Twin Rivers Fund'. This short document will help you to navigate the website on which the application forms are located:
Guide to accessing and submitting your application to Twin Rivers Fund (pdf 340kb 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: