Grants of up to £5,000 available for groups near Tydd St Mary

Grange Wind Farm, back in 2013 when it was under construction.
Grange Wind Farm, back in 2013 when it was under construction.

Small, not-for-profit community groups operating within ten miles of The Grange Wind Farm site, near Tydd St Mary, should apply now for a grant of up to £5,000, although priority will be given to worthwhile projects within five miles.

The Community Benefit Fund, which is generated by The Grange Wind Farm located between Sutton Bridge and Tydd St Mary, is in its fourth year of awarding about £30,000 annually to fund individual projects that meet local criteria: community cohesion, young people, old people and community facilities.

To date, the panel has awarded funding to enable community venues to improve their buildings (new heating, roofing, windows and doors) as well as to funds to deliver local services: a grant for a community allotment, new equipment for sports activities for older people, equipment and resources for a local pre-school, a new outdoor wildlife and environmental area, storage facilities etc.

It is unlikely that grants will be awarded for annual running costs, unless your group needs some funding for a new activity or idea.

Foundation staff can give advice relating to form filling etc or simply have a chat with you about your idea.

To obtain an application form or discuss the project in more detail, please contact Sue Fortune on 01529 305825 or download details from the grants page at lincolnshirecf.co.uk

The next closing date for receipt of applications is June 1 and then January 1, 2017.