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Important news for all applicants to the Community Foundation Online monitoring and impact reporting is coming into effect from Monday 13 April 2015 »

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From Monday 13 April 2015 we are making some important changes to the way we ask you to provide feedback on grants. There are two changes being made.

The first change is the introduction of online monitoring. We will be asking you to provide feedback on your grant using the same online system that you used to make your application. This will be more efficient, cheaper and better for the environment than our existing system. Just complete the online form and press submit. No more printing or postage costs, and no more having to dig out the paper form we sent you six months ago!

For grants made after April 1, 2015 you will be able to access the online monitoring form for your grant at any time. You can do this by going to the Community Foundation website  http://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply  and logging in to your account using the email address and password you used to make your application. You will even get an email reminder when your feedback is due.

Online monitoring will apply to all grants made subject to an application to the Community Foundation. Paper monitoring forms will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

The second change is the introduction of impact reporting. This is being brought in to make sure the Community Foundation has the information it needs to tell donors about the work done with their funding. Hopefully this will encourage them to give more!  It will also support our work with grantees to ensure that our funding makes a real difference to local communities.

The way we will expect you to report on impact is very simple. When you apply for a grant we will ask you to tell us what you want to achieve in the form of 1-3 grant objectives. These don’t have to be complicated. We just want you to tell us exactly what you intend to do with your grant and by when. The most important thing is for your grant objectives to be “SMART”

Specific You should state exactly what you intend to do with the grant.
Measurable Make sure it is possible to collect evidence of what is achieved with the grant.
Achievable Be realistic, and only set grant objectives that you are able to deliver.
Relevant Remember we are interested primarily in what difference our grant will make.
Timescaled For each grant objective tell us exactly when you hope to have achieved it.

 Examples might include:

  • For a simple grant to purchase a mower for a cricket club:
  1.   A mower will be bought and used on the club’s pitch by June 2015.
  • For a more complex grant to run youth sessions focused on promoting healthy living:
  1. 40 young people will take part between June and August 2015.
  2. 12 sessions will be held of 2 hours duration in Summer 2015 covering exercise, healthy eating, smoking, sexual health and drugs and alcohol.
  3. We will collect “before and after” evidence to see if participants’ attitudes to healthy living change and report our findings in September 2015.

Our grant assessors will review your grant objectives when we consider your application, and may wish to recommend changes to them if necessary. Then, at the end of the grant period we will ask you to provide evidence that your grant objectives have been achieved. For this reason it is important to ensure from the start that you collect information about how you are doing in relation to each grant objective. From 2015 we will begin auditing a selection of grants each year to ensure that the information provided on impact is as accurate as possible.

We anticipate that in some cases, the organisations we fund will not succeed with all their grant objectives. Reporting honestly that particular grant objectives have not been met will not affect your future chances of applying for funding from the Community Foundation. After all, things do not always go as expected. Usually we just want to understand the lessons learnt when things go wrong, so that they can be done better next time. However, should this happen on a regular basis, we may want to discuss with you ways in which we can help you ensure that future grants are more successful.

Do you require further guidance?

If so, please speak to any of our philanthropy or programmes staff who will be glad to assist.

Posted on 15/04/2015 @ 3:17 pm
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Sunderland groups getting ready to rumble over XX Commonwealth Games legacy programme »

 Fourteen_GJmr-7530Community and voluntary organisations in Hendon and Ryhope are set to benefit from a legacy programme worth £360,000.

The Fourteen programme is run by the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and funded in partnership with Sunderland City Council, the Community Foundation and the Spirit of 2012; which established the programme from the legacy of the 2014 XX Commonwealth Games and the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. The programme is now launching a large grants scheme and the Community Foundation is encouraging organisations in Hendon and Ryhope to apply.

Fourteen aims to support local communities to improve individual wellbeing, perceptions towards disability, help people overcome isolation and connect communities through social activity and volunteering

Fourteen_GJmr-7554BBC The Apprentice’s Katie Bulmer-Cooke, who has family in Hendon, recently visited Hendon Young People’s Project to find out how community projects can benefit from Fourteen.

Katie, who now manages her own personal fitness business, said: “I was very impressed with Hendon Young People’s Project and saw first-hand the passionate champions who support people in our local community.

“I believe strongly in health and wellbeing, and in managing my own personal fitness business I have seen changes in people’s lives. Community groups such as Hendon Young People’s Project provide this opportunity at a grassroots level to ensure anyone can have access to top facilities. I’m delighted that the Fourteen programme can support activity such as this to create stronger communities in our region.”

Hendon Young People’s Project is just one of many organisations that is eligible to apply for funding through the Fourteen programme. The Community Foundation’s large grants scheme through Fourteen will make awards of between £15,000 and £50,000 to support revenue projects including activities, project-related costs and core expenses such as staffing.   

Karen Daglish, Community Programmes Manager at the Community Foundation, said: “Fourteen aims to support community groups in Hendon and Ryhope that enable people to take an active part in their communities through sport, art and cultural activity, education and volunteering.

“The local priority for Fourteen is social action and volunteering and our large grants scheme aims to provide a pillar of support to strengthen our communities for generations to come.”

The deadline for applications to the Fourteen large grants scheme is noon on Monday, August 10.  Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of September 2015. For more information on how to apply and for a full set of guidelines please visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply.

Posted on 23/06/2015 @ 4:09 pm
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Owen Pugh commits £30k through the Community Foundation »

3A leading North East construction firm has cemented its commitment to supporting young people and disadvantaged communities in the region by pledging £30,000 to benefit a number of charitable organisations over the next 12 months.

The Owen Pugh Group, which has its head office in Dudley, North Tyneside, and another four sites across the region, has donated the funds to the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Organisations set to benefit from the 2015-16 Owen Pugh Fund include long-term beneficiaries Phoenix Detached Youth Project (PDYP), which works with young people in the Meadowell and Chirton areas of North Shields, and Liberdade, an organisation that provides arts and health initiatives for learning disabled people across Tyne and Wear.  Additional projects will then be recommended for support by the Owen Pugh team, after being shortlisted by the Foundation, and funds will be allocated to those that best meet the company’s corporate social responsibility objectives.

Rob Huggins, Director at Liberdade, is delighted with the funding:

“Our primary aim is to enable people with learning disabilities to lead extraordinary lives. The support we have received from the Owen Pugh Fund at the Community Foundation has enabled us to go the extra mile supporting the learning disabled community. We will use the new funds to take groups on residentials and to support our work around social inclusion. This work has now led to us taking on Gosforth Civic Hall which we will run as a truly inclusive community and arts venue from early 2016.”

Owen Pugh first got involved with the Community Foundation in 2007 and since then has donated in excess of £125,000 to help over 40 projects and organisations.  In addition, Owen Pugh has continued to support other charitable causes on an ad-hoc basis.

John Dickson, chairman of the Owen Pugh Group, said:

“I am pleased to confirm that Owen Pugh has donated a further £30k to the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, taking the total amount committed over the past seven years to more than £125,000.

“We are a business that recognises the importance of supporting the communities in which we live and work, and, in particular, helping young people to realise their ambitions, whatever their circumstances.

“Seeing the positive impact of our contributions to organisations like Liberdade who carry out such valuable work, really does make it all worthwhile.”

Jon Goodwin, Fund Development Manager at the Community Foundation added:

“Owen Pugh is a brilliant example of a local business which cares about the area in which it operates. Corporate philanthropy can have a major impact on the lives of local people and, by targeting young people, Owen Pugh is ensuring that future generations have a fairer opportunity to live long and fulfilling lives. We would like to thank Owen Pugh for their continued support in helping to improve the lives of local people in our region. “

The Owen Pugh Group comprises five trading companies operating in the civil engineering industry, undertaking earthmoving and demolition, drainage and groundworks, plant-hire and haulage, quarrying, inert waste and drain cleaning, and CCTV surveys.  The group is headquartered in Dudley near Cramlington, with other bases in Blaydon, Stockton-on-Tees and Bassington Lane in Cramlington, as well as Marsden Quarry.  The Owen Pugh Group employs 428 people across its sites.

To find out more about the corporate philanthropy at the Community Foundation visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/give.

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UK Community Foundations President urges Government to back Community Foundations »

presUK Community Foundations (UKCF), the national association of which the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland is a leading member, is calling on the Government to support community foundations across the UK following the £130m success of the Community First matched giving scheme.

On the back of discussions about next steps following the Community First scheme, UKCF’s honorary president, Baroness Prashar, has spoken about community foundations. She made her speech during a debate in the House of Lords on 11 June on the role played by civil society, generated on the back of the House of Bishops’ pastoral letter “Who is my neighbour?”, which focused on reviving community values in politics.

The baroness used her position as a Cross Bench member of the House to stress the vital importance of the work of community foundations across the UK. She highlighted community foundations’ work and reach in local areas, and urged officials to consider further match giving initiatives and ways of better leveraging local funding.

She said: “What I like about community foundations is the thinking that underpins them. It is about local engagement, local giving and bringing together donors and doers to support local communities to meet local needs. It is about building local social capital, inclusiveness, investing in local communities, empowering local communities and valuing community-led solutions to local issues.”

Baroness Prashar went on to push the Government to act on the recent successes of the Community First endowment match challenge, which raised £130million for local causes. Under this scheme, the government matched donations to community foundation endowments by 50 per cent.

She added: “If not, will the Government please consider looking at such schemes that lever local funds and engage local communities and that may contribute to our vision of one nation?”

To read the Baroness’ speech in full, please click here.

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2015 North East Equality Awards »

image001Equality North East is encouraging applications for the 2015 North East Equality Awards to be held at the Gosforth Marriott Hotel on Thursday 29 October.

Celebrating twelve years of success, the Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Since 2003 the scheme has seen examples of exemplary practices that make a difference to individuals, the workplace and the community.

County Durham Recovery Ambassadors, established by the North East Council on Addictions (NECA), won the Groups Who Have Made a Difference Award in 2014. The programme, the first of its kind in the North East, has influenced the strategic direction of the organisation as well as being a life changing initiative for participants.

Equality North East is inviting applications for the following award categories:

  • Organisations of up to 50 Staff
  • Organisations between 51 and 250 Staff
  • Educational & Training Organisations of up to 50 Staff
  • Educational & Training Organisations of over 50 Staff
  • Larger Organisations Making a Difference in the Community
  • Individuals who have Made a Difference
  • Groups who have Made a Difference
  • TUC ~ Unionlearn Award
  • Organisations Supporting Disabled People into Employment

Applications close 14th August 2015. For more information contact Helen Fletcher 0191 4264398 or at helen@equality-ne.co.uk.

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New fund established to support charitable organisations across the North East and Scotland »

growthA major new fund has been established at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland following the transfer of The Dickon Trust.

Each year around £46,500 will be available to charities and community groups in the North East and Cumbria following the creation of an endowment worth £1.4m. An additional £23,000 will also be available to groups in Scotland.

The Community Foundation is launching the first round of funding and is encouraging applications from charities and community groups. The aim of the Dickon Trust Fund is to support general charitable aims but the Fund is particularly keen to consider applications from smaller charities and organisations supporting young people and carers. The Fund will not support churches, individuals or animal charities and a full list of guidelines is available via the Community Foundation.

Richard Barrett, a panel advisor for the Dickon Trust Fund said:

“My parents and fellow trustees established The Dickon Trust as a way to give something back to charities in the North East and Scotland. After many years of supporting local causes we decided to work with the Community Foundation because of its track record in supporting charities and community projects, its experience in grant-making and its ability to invest charitable funds to support causes in perpetuity. We felt the time had come for us to take a step back from operating the Trust and we are delighted to continue its legacy with an endowment fund at the Community Foundation.”

The Dickon Trust was created in 1986 by John Rollo Barrett and Diana Linda Barrett along with fellow trustees. A transfer of £1.4m was made by the Dickon Trust to establish an endowment fund at the Community Foundation which will exist in perpetuity to support causes in the community. The Community Foundation model was established over 100 years ago in the USA and the Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland is the largest of its kind in the UK and Europe. Panel advisors to the fund are Richard Younger Barrett, son of John and Linda along with his cousins Robin Brims and Mark Robson. The family are hoping to use the expertise and reach of the Community Foundation to deliver a programme of effective philanthropy. Grants to Scottish groups will be made through the Community Foundation’s sister organisation, Foundation Scotland.

Rob Williamson, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation said:

“We’re delighted to establish the Dickon Trust Fund . Through our knowledge of local communities, we will honour the wishes of the Dickon Trust and its founders, John Rollo and Linda Barrett.  As part of our growing endowment, the Fund will exist to support communities for generations to come. We would like to thank the trustees for choosing the Community Foundation. They join a growing tradition of trusts for whom we are the vehicle for continuing their philanthropic legacy.”

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2015. For more information how to apply visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply.

Posted on 09/06/2015 @ 4:44 pm
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Wark to benefit from Monday Club success »

MondayClub_GJmr-2416 A team of voluntary handymen in the village of Wark are helping to make their village a great place to live following support from the EDF Energy Renewables Green Rigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund and The Bellingham Fund at the Community Foundation.

A combined award of £858 has allowed the Monday Club to purchase two new strimmers to clear overgrown grassy areas by the riverside.

The Monday Club is a group of older men in the village of Wark who meet weekly to discuss how they can benefit and beautify their village with support from their local parish council. The group continues to attract new volunteers as a positive activity for older men with both physical and social benefits.  The group has been asked to speak to people in a village ten miles away who are interested in setting up their own club, and last June a representative attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in recognition of their contribution to Wark.

John Davison, Secretary of the Monday Club said:

“The Monday Club was started as a way for the local men of Wark to help tidy up the village and perform tasks outside of the responsibility of the Parish Council. We would like to thank EDF Energy Renewables and the Community Foundation for their excellent contributions in helping us to purchase two new strimmers which has allowed to us to beautify our village and make Wark a great place to live.”

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The EDF Energy Renewables Green Rigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund which contributed £500 to the Club, is administered by The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Linda Harrison, Asset Manager at EDF Energy Renewables said:

“Funds like the one we set up at our Green Rigg Wind Farm allow us to support local communities in the areas in which we operate.  Organisations like the Monday Club can make a real difference to the local area and that’s exactly what the fund is there to help support.  We would encourage other groups to apply for grants so that they too can benefit from the fund.”

Karen Daglish, Community Programmes Manager at the Community Foundation said:

“The Monday Club is an excellent example of a community activity that not only provides a social, recreational and physical activity for older men, but helps to create stronger communities by supporting their local Parish Council through beautification of a village. An award of £858 will purchase two new strimmers to allow the Monday Club to beautify a part of their village which is overgrown with grass as per the request of local villagers.”

For more information on funding at the Community Foundation visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply.

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Medics for the Community Fund now open for applications »

Medics Logo The Community Foundation is encouraging applications to its pioneering Medics for the Community Fund, established by senior medical and health professionals to support health and wellbeing projects in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to assist with running costs, direct project costs or capital items in support of initiatives that clearly fit with one or more of the following priorities:

  • Promoting mental health, resilience & wellbeing;
  • Reducing health inequalities;
  • Improving local quality of life and community resilience

Our Vital Signs research indicates that ill-health is an issue for many members of our local community. There is evidence to suggest that inequalities in our region play a significant role in the life expectancy of people who live in less affluent areas and are more likely to suffer adverse health effects such as depression, poor physical health and the misuse of drugs and alcohol. But voluntary groups are gaining considerable experience in engaging local people in health and wellbeing activities as a gateway to improved health.

Jon Goodwin, Fund Development Manager said:

“Thanks to the support of founding donors to the Medics for the Community Fund, we are encouraging applications to a pioneering health and wellbeing initiative. In previous roles experience has told me that the voluntary sector has a huge part to play in supporting both the physical and mental health of local people in our communities. We are looking to support a wide range of activities in our region that will make a real impact on people’s lives. By doing this we believe that we can help improve people’s health and complement the services of the NHS.”

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The Medics for the Community Fund was launched at a celebration event at the Great North Museum on Monday 16 March 2015. The Fund is endorsed by senior healthcare professionals and medical academics in our region, and provides opportunities for healthcare professionals to pool their philanthropic donations to help fund high quality voluntary sector health initiatives.

chris-drinkwaterProfessor Chris Drinkwater CBE, who worked as a GP in the West End of Newcastle for 27 years, said:

“One thing I have learned is that health problems are socially determined as well as medically determined. Plenty of exercise, a good diet, stopping smoking and drinking less are key factors to a healthy life, but a lot of these are out of the control of the NHS. So we have to find ways of engaging people through community-led projects.”

Strong applications should describe how proposed projects will make a real impact on people’s lives, and clearly outline how this will be evidenced through up to three achievable objectives. Wider Community Foundation themes around supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities, and making our area a good place to live will also be taken into account in the assessment of the applications we receive.

For more information about how to apply to the Medics for the Community Fund please visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply

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Regional investment programme launched for innovative businesses »

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Businesses from across the UK are invited to meet potential investors at Gateshead event in October

Venturefest North East has announced a collaboration with the UK government-backed Business Growth Service, with a view to preparing innovative businesses to attract external investment.

The move will enable innovative businesses looking for investment for growth the opportunity to come face-to-face with potential funders at the Meet the Investor element of Venturefest North East 2015, the region’s innovation conference on 13th October.

Businesses from the North East and across the UK are now being urged to apply to be considered for Meet the Investor and their chance to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists, angel investors and fund managers.

Venturefest North East is a key element of the North East LEP’s innovation programme and is part of a national network of innovation conferences supported by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, and the Knowledge Transfer Network.

The Business Growth Service (now incorporating GrowthAccelerator), and Venturefest North East will bring together over 25 investors at the event. These represent the wide range of funding sources available to innovative business in the North East, from start-up loans of a few thousand pounds right up to multi-million pound loan and equity deals.

The investors cover a broad base of business stages and sectors from tech start-ups to social enterprise and from the creative industries to high value manufacturing, and are all focused on investing in strong growth potential. The investment programme will enable businesses to plot their way through the funding landscape by securing support from Business Growth Service on how to present their ideas to investors and then by presenting to the most relevant investors at this year’s Venturefest North East.

Gaynor Dykes, Regional Manager, Business Growth Service explained, “As part of our joint ambition to support businesses in the North East with sourcing investment for growth, the Business Growth Service are delighted to be supporting this year’s Venturefest North East event. In attending, you will not only have the opportunity to be introduced to the government-backed business support that is available to growth businesses, but crucially to make relevant and key connections within the local investment community.”

Investors already confirmed to take part in Meet the Investor include Crowdcube, Growthfunders, IP Group, Key Fund, Mercia Fund Management, NatWest, Northstar Ventures, Rivers Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Transmit Startups, UK Steel Enterprise and a dozen angel investors.

Simon Green, Executive Director of Venturefest North East added: “Meet the Investor builds on the success of the investment strand of last year’s Venturefest North East, where 51 businesses took part in 250 one-to-one elevator pitch meetings, with 17 businesses being offered funding as a direct result of the event. We are delighted to be working with the Business Growth Service again this year, their support enables us to widen the range of investors involved and ensure there is support to get our businesses ready to meet with them.”

One of the businesses that has been supported by the Business Growth Service following last year’s Venturefest event is Hexislab Ltd (www.hexislab.com), an innovative company who develop evidence-based natural beauty products within the cosmetics and skin care sector. Dr Olusola Idowu, Managing Director, described the impact participating in Venturefest North East last year has had on their growth ambitions.

“The connections I made from attending Venturefest have been absolutely priceless in terms of the value to my business. Through Joan Louw, Business Growth Manager at the Business Growth Service, I have been introduced to skilled experts who not only have the business experience to make an impact, but importantly have “done” it in industry. I feel like my Growth Coach understands what it’s like to be a business owner, as he’s grown businesses from zero turnover to several million, and knows what detail to focus on when it comes to growing a business and raising investment.”

Some of the companies who successfully pitched at 2014’s event are still being supported by the Business Growth Service to undertake the (sometimes lengthy) investment process. Dr Idowu of Hexislab Ltd adds:

“Over the coming year, and through Business Growth Service’s support and connections, we hope to successfully raise investment which will be used to consolidate our processes, develop our marketing strategy and employ the right people so that we can win new business. Venturefest was an eye-opener for seeing what was going on in the investment community in the region, and I wish I had known about it sooner.”

Applications are invited from businesses, charities and social enterprises until 5pm on 30th June 2015. Full details of the application process are now online at www.venturefestnortheast.com. Successful applicants will be matched with the most appropriate funders and invited to attend a series of investment masterclasses with investment advisors from the Business Growth Service in prepare for Venturefest North East 2015.

Venturefest North East will return on Tuesday 13th October 2015 at Gateshead’s Hilton hotel, with the event now a focal point of the region’s innovation community. Registration is open at www.venturefestnortheast.com. The event programme is currently in development and full details of guest speakers and workshops will be released later in the year.

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Tyne & Wear’s Vital Signs 2015. Can you help? »


Mark Pierce, Head of Policy and Programmes discusses how you can have your say by supporting our research for the next edition of Tyne & Wear’s Vital Signs.

When we published Tyne & Wear’s Vital Signs in 2013 we talked a lot about the area’s problems. But we also pointed out that the area is much loved by those who live and work here.

In 2015 we want Vital Signs to have a greater focus on what makes Tyne & Wear a great place to be, and how community philanthropy can be used to invest in those things that contribute to our quality of life.

So, in preparation for Tyne & Wear’s Vital Signs, which will be published in October 2015, we want your views on how philanthropy could support community assets: the good people, great organisations and special places that make Tyne & Wear a great place to be.

We really want to know what you think about this. Please let us have your views today by completing our short poll here.

The results will be published in our latest edition of Tyne & Wear’s Vital Signs in October 2015. And by way of a thank you we will be selecting one lucky respondent on publication day to receive £100 worth of vouchers to spend in some of the area’s great shops!

Live or work in Northumberland? You are getting a say too! In 2016 we will be publishing Northumberland’s Vital Signs and you can complete a poll for that publication here. You’ll have to wait until October 2016, however, to find out if you are the lucky respondent that receives the shopping vouchers!

Posted on 26/05/2015 @ 2:31 pm
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Barmoor Wind Farm officially opened »

Barmoor wind farm benefit fund grant recipients 1Local groups benefit from £30,000 of awards through the Barmoor Wind Farm Community Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

EDF Energy Renewables has officially opened its Barmoor wind farm in North Northumberland.

The six-turbine site, located south west of Berwick between the villages of Ford and Lowick, is capable of delivering over 12 megawatts (MW) of low carbon electricity, enough to meet the average annual needs of approximately 6,500 homes.

The formal opening of the development was marked by the first awards to local organisations from the newly established Barmoor Wind Farm Community Fund at the Community Foundation.

In the first round of applications over £30,000 was awarded in support of seven projects from local groups, including the provision of a mini bus for a local football team, the refurbishment of boxing club facilities for young people, equipment for a local archery club and rooftop solar panels for local village halls.

The community benefit fund will make £60,000 available each year over the lifetime of the wind farm to support local community projects, events and organisations. Applications are considered by a local steering group that includes representatives of local parish councils.

Christian Egal, CEO of EDF Energy Renewables said: “We are delighted to have brought the Barmoor wind farm on stream and the project is already making an important contribution to the generation of low carbon electricity.

“It is particularly pleasing that the first groups to receive support from the benefit fund have been able to join us to mark the opening of this project and I am sure that many local community initiatives will benefit from the fund in the future.

“Our relationship with the local community is something we hold dearly and I am therefore also very happy that so many local firms were able to participate in the construction and ultimately the success of the project.”

A number of local suppliers were awarded contracts totalling around £2.4 million as part of the construction of the wind farm, including the supply of concrete and aggregate, drainage works and plant hire services.

Nick Bradford, Head of Asset Management, EDF Energy Renewables said: “Barmoor is another important building block in EDF Energy Renewables’ contribution to the UK’s low carbon economy which we are expanding all the time.

“We hope through safely and efficiently operating the wind farm here, to become an enduring part of the local community.”

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