Funding for charities and community groups in Blyth , East Bedlington, Cambois and Seaton Valley

  • Grant Range: £500 to £10,000
  • Closing Date: 3 August 2018
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1. EDF ER Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

  1. THE FUND The permitted purposes of the Fund (the “Permitted Purposes”) are as follows:
  • capital, activities and development
  • access to training and /or educational activities for disadvantaged gifted and talented young people
  • access to amateur sport or the arts for disadvantaged gifted and talented young people
  • sustainable development by the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration (Sustainable Development- development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their own needs)

Priority will be given to applications that support initiatives which ease disadvantage and / or make the area a better place to live:

  • community organisations to support capital, activities and development (1.1)
  • individuals to allow people to take up training or education opportunities (i.e. cover transport or equipment costs), or opportunities in sport and the arts for gifted and talented young people (1.2, 1.3)
  • social enterprises to support the cost of start-up or expansion (but not the cost of continuing services) (1.4)

The Fund will consider applications between £500 and £10,000, in exceptional circumstances application will be considered for up to £20,000.

The Foundation cannot make a grant for a purpose other than a permitted purpose.

2. Application criteria

  • In order for a project to be funded, the application must demonstrate that the project:
  • is run by local people for local people, and involves users on their management committee- national organisations may be considered, but, they must have a local presence with its own management committee and bank account,
  • engages as many people as possible ensuring that users have a say in how the project is run, and
  • meets identified local needs or issues.
  • Applicants will need to include with their application:
  • a completed application form,
  • budget proposals (and if appropriate tender documentation and three quotes for capital items),
  • a project timetable, including obtaining necessary permissions, such as planning permission, building regulations etc.,
  • a proposal for future upkeep or maintenance of the purchase of capital items, if appropraite,
  • annual accounts,
  • an acceptable constitution,
  • a Safeguarding Policy, if applicable, and
  • a risk assessment report, if deemed necessary by the Community Foundation Representative.
    • Applications must be considered and recommended for funding by the Panel before any grants are made. Any recommendations are subject to ratification by the Community Foundation to ensure compliance with its Articles and Memorandum of Association and Charity Commission guidelines.
    • All applicants shall immediately adhere to the Community Foundation’s standard terms and conditions from the date of making an application.
    • The Fund will not support applications for projects that are for:
  1. the advancement of religion or party politics.
  2. activities that are the statutory responsibility of statutory authorities.
  • activities contrary to the interests of EDF or its subsidiaries.
  1. activities likely to bring the Community Foundation, EDF or its subsidiaries into disrepute.
  2. anti-renewable energy/windfarm activities.
  3. activities contrary to coal powered energy, gas powered energy, renewable energy, nuclear energy, battery storage, solar powered energy, energy trading, consumer and business provision of electricity or similar activities
  • retrospective funding (i.e. paying for costs incurred before a decision on an application to the Fund for support can be made).

3. Area of benefit criteria for the project to be supported

  • For the purpose of being eligible to, priority will be given to applications originating from within Blyth, Cambois, East Bedlington and Seaton Valley. Consideration will also be given to applications for funding originating from outside the Priority Area, provided that persons residing within the Priority Area may benefit from the approval of such applications and satisfactory proof of such benefit (in the opinion of the Panel, acting reasonably) accompanies such applications.
  • For The Donor reserves the right to review the geographical area of benefit if insufficient applications of suitable quality are received from within the ca

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