Background Information:Following the extension of the Innogy Renewables UK Wind Farm on Hameldon Hill, a community investment fund has been set up to benefit local communities throughout the lifetime of the wind farm (up to 25 years). The fund will support voluntary and community groups working on the following social priorities – children, young people and families, education and learning and the environment. It particularly wants to encourage local people to take pride in their local area and create a sense of community spirit.
Who can apply? Voluntary and community groups who have a basic set of rules and a management committee, this includes registered charities, residents associations, uniformed organisations, PTAs etc. The fund also wants to encourage informal groups of people to come together to carry out projects in the area for the benefit of all residents. This group of people will need to nominate another charitable organisation who could manage the finances on their behalf.
Which areas are covered? The initial area of benefit for the fund istheHapton with Park Ward, so applicant groups should be based here, or provide services that support people living in this Ward. In future funding rounds, the area of benefit for the fund will be reviewed and is likely to be expanded.
How much is available? The minimum amount you can apply for is £250. Whilst there is no maximum amount specified, the total annual budget is approximately £9000 and we want to fund as many groups as possible.
What sort of things will the fund cover?
Special Criteria: The fund will give priority to projects that meet the social priorities mentioned above, which have been highlighted in our Lancashire Vital Signs report as being the issues of most concern to local residents, but it will also consider projects that target other social issues.
Download full criteria here
The following items cannot be supported via our funds:
This list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive; if you are unsure if elements of your project may be excluded please contact the Community Foundation for Lancashire on 0151 232 2425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
N.B. If the fund is oversubscribed priority will be given to groups with a low annual turnover.