Chance of a £5,000 grant from wind farm

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Community groups based within ten miles of the Grange Wind Farm could be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000.

The Lincolnshire Community Foundation is keen to receive applications for up to £5,000 from volunteer-led not-for-profit community groups within a ten mile radius of the wind farm, although preference will be given to those within five miles.

Trust income derives from RES, the developer of the Wind Farm site at Tydd St Mary. It will run for 25 years, awarding £28,000 a year to projects that contribute to community cohesion, energy efficiency or benefit young or old people.

Examples of fundable projects include diversionary and educational activities for young people, workshops, intergenerational projects, support for meeting places (community centres, village halls, playing fields), energy efficiency schemes such as ground source energy schemes, rain harvesting, solar panels and cost effective heating systems, including top up grants.

Projects for older people may include help to tackle isolation, loneliness and dementia, volunteer costs, sitter and companionship.

Foundation staff are available to visit your project to find out more about how it reaches those in need and give advice relating to form filling etc.

For an application form or to chat about your project, contact Sue Fortune on 01529 305825 or visit lincolnshirecf.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is January 1, with decisions notified within six weeks.