Burnthouse Farm Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund
Applications for funding for charitable projects run by constituted groups helping people who live in Whittlesey, Turves, Eastrea, Benwick, Coates, Wimblington, Doddington and the parts of March which are within a 5 mile radius of the Burnthouse Farm Wind Farm. The map below is centred on the wind farm's location:
Charitable projects will be supported if they demonstrably benefit a material proportion of the local community living in "the area of benefit"; those submitting an application will be asked to provide a list of postcodes for their members/users.
Organisations must have
- Three or more independent people on their management committee
- Equality Policy
- Bank account with two or more independent signatures
- Safeguarding Policy if working with either children and/or vulnerable adults
If groups need help with the preparation of any of these documents or their constitution, please contact CCF who will put you in touch with the local Council for Voluntary Service.
Grants will be offered in the range of £250 to £6,000.
Grants will not be made retrospectively so no commitment for expenditure should be made before the date of the grant offer letter. Funding will not be provided to support projects promoting political or religious views, for sponsored events or to cover expenditure considered to be a statutory responsibility. Grants will not normally be given to projects primarily concerned with animal welfare, medical research and equipment, or overseas travel.
The Burnthouse Farm Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund is supported by REG Windpower, the developer of the Wind Farm - click here for more information
Young People March received £1,000 to run sports and healthy living sessions for 11 to 18 year olds to educate them about healthier lifestyles.
Whittlesey Methodist UR Church received £500 to provide specially adapted transport for isolated older people to attend a 'Holiday at Home scheme .
Benwick Parish Council received £762 to improve the surroundings of their War Memorial by installing a new bench.
Wimblington Parish Council received £2,790 to acquire defibrillators for their village to use.
Whittlesey Wind Ensemble received £500 towards purchase of new music pieces in order to improve skills of ensemble members.