The Vattenfall Ray Wind Farm Small Grants Fund at the Community Foundation: Guidelines for applicants
About the fund
Following extensive engagement with the local community the findings of the consultation were compiled into the Ray Wind Farm Community Fund Community Profile Report and the priorities for the Fund established.
The Vattenfall Ray Wind Farm Small Grants Programme (the Fund) at the Community Foundation distributes £100,000 annually to support charitable activities through 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 (“the area of benefit” – see map below). Applications from organisations based outside this area may be supported if the Fund 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, priority may be given to capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings. 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:
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*
*In-line with Community Foundation grant making guidelines
When should you apply?
The Fund will open for the first round of applications to the Small Grant Programme on Monday 5 March 2018.
The deadline for submitting applications for consideration at the spring 2018 meeting of the Fund Advisory Panel is 16 April 2018. The Advisory Panel comprises of 12 members, all who live within the Ray Wind Farm Fund area of benefit.
Apply on the standard Community Foundation application form at www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply . Please ensure that your application explains how your project meets the Vattenfall Ray Wind Farm Small Grants Fund priorities outlined above.
If you have any questions please contact Pete Barrett, Senior Programme Advisor, on: 0191 222 0945 or at email@example.com
Vattenfall Ray Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Small Grants Programme will accept applications for capital and revenue funding for charitable activities from organisations, community groups and charities based within a 10km radius of the Ray Wind Farm.