The Northampton Community Foundation is currently seeking applications for the Winwick Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund to provide grants to projects which benefit residents in the parishes of Winwick, Cold Ashby, West Haddon and Guilsborough.
The fund will support a range of charitable, educational, environmental and general community amenity projects to benefit residents in the local community around the wind farm site. It will be available for the lifetime of the Winwick Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund and Northamptonshire Community Foundation is the fund’s independent administrator.
Example projects that may apply for funding include:
- Training and volunteering schemes
- Pocket parks and green spaces
- Arts and preservation of local heritage
- Youth clubs and safety schemes
- Grant Amount: Up to £5,000
- Guilsborough, West Haddon, Winwick and Cold Ashby
- Your project must be based in and benefit residents of Winwick, Cold Ashby, West Haddon or Guilsborough
- Your project can be for new project activity, start up costs for a new group or service, or can build upon the good work you already do.
- Revenue and Capital projects are eligible.
- Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group.
- The Foundation wishes to fund a range of community projects. They will offer grants of up to £5,000. Larger awards may be considered.
- You should have people volunteering to help with your activity, who are not part of your management committee.
- You must have a set of written rules or constitution that your group adheres to. They can help advise you on how to do this especially if you are a new group.
- You must take care to ensure that young people or vulnerable people taking part in your activity do not come to any harm whilst in your care. To this end, you must have written procedures for keeping young people and/or vulnerable people safe otherwise known as a Child Protection or Vulnerable people’s policy.
For more information, visit http://www.ncf.uk.com/grants/grant-finder/winwick-wind-farm-community-benefit-fund