Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Fund
This grant scheme is for the benefit of the area around the Sixpenny Wood Wind in East Yorkshire, including Blacktoft, Eastrington, Gilberdyke, Hook, Kilpin and Laxton.
Administered by the Two Ridings Community Foundation on behalf of Greencoat UK Wind, this grant scheme is to benefit local residents affected by the construction and operation of the wind farm.
It will provide small grants for a variety of community projects that:
- Enhance the quality of life for local residents
- Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities
- Promote community spirit and encourage community activity
Size of grants
The fund is open all year round for microgrants of up to £500, fund permitting. We will aim to make decisions on microgrant applications within six weeks (during lockdown this may be longer).
Grants between £501 and £10,000 will be considered at a panel meeting once a year. This part of the fund will open in summer 2021. The panel would prefer that, at a minimum, applicants should provide at least 10% of the total project cost. This could be financially through their own fundraising efforts or ‘in kind’ through the support of volunteers getting involved and giving their time. Volunteer time should be calculated at the living wage foundation rate of £9.30. Please ensure where ‘in kind’ costs are included in the budget this is clearly noted.
Who can apply?
Please read our ‘How to Apply’ page for information on general eligibility
The fund is available to small local charities and voluntary and community groups based in or serving the parishes of:
- Blacktoft, Eastrington, Gilberdyke, Hook, Kilpin and Laxton
In addition parish councils can apply provided that the proposed project is wholly charitable and falls outside of their usual remit.
How to apply?
Before applying, please read the Sixpenny Wood Guidance Notes for this grant scheme carefully.
Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or emailed to the office.
When to apply?
The fund is open for microgrants all year round, funds permitting. For grants of over £500, the fund will open later this year.Apply for a microgrant