Apply for slice of £5,000 wind farm cash

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VILLAGE groups in Tydd St Mary are being invited to apply for a slice of £5,000 from the Grange Wind Farm Community Fund.

RES, the developer of the wind farm site due to be completed in 2013, has released the money in the second wave of funding aimed at assisting local volunteer-led not-for-profit community groups.

The trust will give priority to projects that benefit people living within a five-mile radius of the wind farm site, particularly those in the immediate vicinity.

In the first round of funding, the trust released £7,000 which helped projects including Tydd St Mary Village Hall, Tydd St Giles Pre-School and Tydd St Giles Community Centre.

The trust will run for 25 years and during that time will provide around £28,000 a year to projects that contribute to community cohesion, energy efficiency or benefit young or old people.

Applications for the next round must be in by July 1.

Samantha Mayes, community relations co-ordinator at RES, said: “RES was keen to keep up the momentum following the first panel meeting in February and so decided to release additional funds over and above the £28,000 annual allocation, which will first be made available one month after the wind farm begins generating.”

To find out more, contact Sue Fortune on 01529 305825 or go to www.lincolnshirecf.co.uk