Groups invited to bid for wind farm funding

Groups can now apply for Spaldington Wind Farm Community Funding.
Groups can now apply for Spaldington Wind Farm Community Funding.

Community groups and organisations near the Spaldington Wind Farm have the chance to gain much-needed funding.

Groups in Spaldington, Bubwith, Foggathorpe, Holme on Spalding Moor, Eastrington, Howden and Wressle are being invited to apply for grants from a community fund.

Applications can be made by organisations such as community groups, parish councils, schools and churches for projects and activities that promote educational, environment, energy efficiency and amenity initiatives for the benefit of the community.

The fund receives an annual donation of around £19,000 from the wind farm’s operating company, Falck Renewables, and an independent decision-making panel comprising of local representatives from parishes within the area, the wind farm owner and East Riding of Yorkshire Council will assess applications and award grants.

A spokesman said: “Since starting in 2017, the fund has supported a wide range of projects from local community buildings to sports clubs and youth groups.

“The closing date for applications to the fund is Friday, May 31.

“For further information, or to apply for a grant online go to www.eastriding.gov.uk/spaldington-fund

“The fund is managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s rural policy and partnership team who can be contacted via email – ruralfunding@eastriding.gov.uk or by telephoning 01482 391655.”