Ysgellog Wind Farm Ltd Criteria

Ysgellog Wind Farm Ltd uses an online application process. Applications in other formats will not, therefore, be accepted.

However, if your group is not able to complete an online application form due to specific communication requirements, please contact GrantScape so that we can help you with alternative arrangements.

Online applications to each funding round must be submitted to GrantScape by the published deadline date. Applications received after a closing date will be not be considered.

Important Covid-19 Update

In response to the current global Covid-19 emergency, the eligibility criteria for the Fund has been temporarily changed.

Temporary changes to the funding criteria:
• The upper grant limit has been increased to £4,000.
• No match funding will be required for all applications at this time.
• Re-application restrictions have been lifted. Groups that were awarded a grant in 2020 may re-apply.
• Priority will not be given to capital projects and revenue applications will be weighted equally.

The changes relate to applications received before the 4 August 2021 closing date only. All other criteria will remain unchanged.

To be reviewed for subsequent application deadlines.

Funding Criteria

Please read the following very carefully to make sure you are eligible before you apply.

The eligibility criteria is also available in Welsh. Please click here to download it.

Project locations

Applications must be for projects (or benefit communities) that are located within 4 km of the wind turbines. Please click below to check if your project qualifies:

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Funding Priorities
  • Energy efficiency or renewable energy projects, such as insulation, efficient boilers or small scale renewable energy installations
  • Training or education projects, especially vocational training for unemployed young people under the age of 25 years old
  • Projects for school age children or old age pensioners
  • Any other community projects for the benefit of residents of the local area
Grant Amounts

Organisations can apply for grants between £500 and £2,000.

The upper grant limit for applications to the 4 August 2021 application deadline only is £4,000.

Eligible Organisations
  • Voluntary, community groups, Community, and Town 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 are required to have a written constitution, a set of rules, or a governing document and a bank or building society account, held in the name of the organisation, in place before applying for a grant.

Groups must have a Welsh language policy in place before applying.

All applicants will be required to provide a minimum of 20% match funding towards the cost of their project. This must be a financial contribution as donations in-kind will not be taken into account. Therefore, if your total project cost is £2,000, you can only apply to this Fund for £1,600. The other £400 must be found from other sources.

Match funding is not required for applications to the 4 August 2021 application deadline only.

Successful applicants are not eligible to apply for another grant in the following round. In other words, if you were awarded a grant in 2018 you cannot apply again until the 2020 deadline. (Please note, this does not apply to Community Councils or Town Councils if the application is for a completely different project at a different location). If you are in any doubt, please contact us to discuss.

Re-application restrictions have been lifted for applications to the 4 August 2021 application deadline only. Groups that were awarded a grant in 2020 may re-apply.

Groups must demonstrate within their application how they respect the fact that the area is Welsh speaking.

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
  • Retrospective funding i.e. projects that have already been completed, whether or not already paid for.
  • Works considered a statutory responsibility, such as scheduled transport services, works to public highways and public car parks
Judging Criteria

The main criteria used when assessing applications received will be:

  • The social, economic and environmental benefits which will result from the project
  • The level of community support for and involvement in the project
  • Priority will be given to capital projects – For groups applying to the 4 August 2021 application deadline only, priority will not be given to capital projects and revenue applications will be weighted equally.
  • The location of the project in relation to the turbines
  • The number of people within the stated area of benefit that will benefit 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
  • The use of local contractors has been considered wherever possible

If, after reading the above, you are confident that your project meets the criteria, please click Next, below: