Cornwall County Council Electoral Division of St Issey and St Tudy

Location:

Cornwall Council Electoral division of St Issey and St Tudy

Total Grants Available:

£78,197 in 2017, £4,500 thereafter

Fund Provided by:

REG Power Management

Fund Overview

The REG Power Management Denzell Downs Wind Farm is committed to providing a Community Benefit Fund for good causes local to the Wind Farm.

The Fund comprises two elements:

  • In 2017 – an initial One-off Fund of £78,197. This allows groups to apply for grants between £250 and £20,000; and
  • From late 2017 – an Annual Fund of some £4,500. This will allow groups to apply for grants between £250 and £4,000.

The closing date for the One-off Fund was 17 May 2017. The Annual Fund will have one application round per year and the next closing date is 6 June 2018. An additional application round may be established if all available funding is not allocated in any round.

Project Purpose

The Fund is open to any community project which is for the benefit of residents of the local area. This Fund can provide both capital and revenue grants.

Project Location

Projects for which grants are requested must be located within the Cornwall Council Electoral division of St Issey and St Tudy.

Eligible Organisations

Eligible Organisations, who can apply for funding include:

  • Charities / voluntary, community groups
  • The Parish Councils
  • Schools and educational establishments
  • Social enterprises (including credit unions, co-operatives, social firms, community-owned enterprises, community interest companies and development trusts) provided they operate on a not-for-profit basis.

Applicants need to have a written constitution, a set of rules, or a governing document and will need to have a bank or building society account with a minimum of two signatories in place before applying for a grant.

Exclusions

Grants will not be available for:

  • Commercial organisations.
  • Private membership-based sports clubs and facilities unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction (e.g. not membership by nomination organisations).
  • Projects that only benefit one individual (unless the application is received from an organisation and the project directly benefits individuals, e.g. energy saving measures such as insulation).
  • Projects that are narrowly religious in focus, or that support a party political campaign or cause.
  • Funding core costs in organisations, e.g. running costs, administration costs, building rental costs etc.
  • Retrospective funding, i.e. projects that have already been completed, whether or not already paid for.
  • Works that are a statutory duty, such as scheduled transport services and works to public highways.
Judging Criteria

The main criteria that will be used when assessing applications received will be:

  • The project’s proximity to the Denzell Downs Wind Farm (TR8 4HG)
  • The social, economic and environmental benefits which will result from the project

Other factors will also be considered which must be demonstrated in the application:

  • The ability of the applicant to deliver the project
  • How the work will be continued after the project has been completed, i.e. its sustainability and legacy
  • Value for money
Application Process
  • Applications to the Fund need to be made using the online application form available on GrantScape’s website.
  • Deadlines for applications to the Fund will be detailed on GrantScape’s website
  • The judging Panel for the Fund will meet once a year to determine which applicants should receive grants for their projects.

After reading the above, if you are confident that your project meets all of the requirements of the Fund, please click below: