The Withernwick 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 group. Its UK based team are based at Thorpe Park Leeds with a remit to develop small and medium sized onshore wind projects throughout Great Britain. For further information please visit the EnergieKontor UK Limited website.
EnergieKontor UK Limited (external website)
In the East Riding EnergieKontor UK Limited operates two wind farms, one at Withernwick and one at Burton Pidsea. A part of the development's planning permission, granted in 2009 a commitment was made to create a community fund.
This fund, the Withernwick 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 farms operating capacity to a maximum of £36,000 per annum.
The area of benefit for the fund is the electoral wards of Mid and North Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire with a preference for appropriate initiatives in the proximity to the wind farm. The area of benefit map can be downloaded from the table below.
The legal agreement and constitution define the fund criteria as to promote:
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
The fund panel can distribute the money as:
Applications are accepted from community groups, community organisations, charities, parish councils, schools and churches. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.
For further information please contact the fund administrator:
By email at email@example.com.
Applications for over £500 should be made to the main fund. No upper limit has been set by the fund panel. Applications can be for more than one year in duration.
Applications for under £500 should be made to the fund Community Chest. This is a simpler application process for very small one off projects.
The fund panel will look for evidence of a projects own contribution towards the costs and will prioritise applications that show a 50% match funding. However, in certain circumstances 100% funding may be given.
Energiekontor have appointed East Riding of Yorkshire Council as the Accountable Body and Administrators of the fund. As part of this role the council provides the secretariat and advice function to a Fund Panel that make decisions about how the money is disbursed. The Fund Panel is made up of people appointed by the following organisations:
For applications over £500 - the fund operates a rolling programme and applications for funding can be made at any time. The fund panel meets quarterly, where the full information required has been submitted. Applicants are advised to submit all information within the timescales detailed below for their application to be considered:
Fund Panel Meeting dates for 2018 are:
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.
For applications of £500 or less - applications to the Community Chest may be made at any time and will be considered in between fund panel meetings.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org