The Vattenfall Ray Wind Farm Small Grants Programme

About the programme

The Vattenfall Ray Wind Farm Small Grants programme at the Community Foundation distributes £100,000 annually to support voluntary and community groups, charitable organisations and social enterprises.

Area of benefit

Priority will be given to applications from organisations and individuals based within a 10km radius of the Vattenfall Ray Wind Farm. Applications from organisations based outside this area may be supported if the Advisory Panel considers there is compelling evidence of benefit to residents of this area.

Who can apply?

How much can you apply for?

Grants of £500 to £10,000 are available for projects of up to one year’s duration.

What can be funded?

Requests for capital and revenue funding will be considered for projects that are charitable in purpose. The Fund will consider all applications on their merits, but is particularly interested in supporting projects that meet 4 priorities identified through consultation with local people:

  1. Developing community assets (e.g. improving IT infrastructure; maintaining and developing village halls and community buildings; maintaining church buildings)
  2. Boosting the local economy (e.g. support services for new and existing local businesses; developing community businesses; tourist development initiatives)
  3. Improving local quality of life (e.g. local leisure and sport activities; extra-curricular provision in schools; apprenticeships and training for young people)
  4. Looking after the environment (e.g. creating nature trails; protecting local animals and plants; clearing waterways) 

Examples of projects that could be funded under these headings include:

This list is for guidance only. Please contact the Community Foundation if you are interested in applying and want to know more about what could be funded.

What will not be funded