The Community Fund for the Edintore Wind Farm launched in January 2017, after the commissioning of the wind farm. The developer, Edintore Wind Farm Ltd provides the community benefit fund makes £70,500 per year available to the local community. Application for funding is by completing a grant application form and providing supporting evidence. Priority is given to groups operating in the primary area of benefit (see map) or projects benefiting people in that area. REAP administers the fund and a panel of local representatives will assess grant applications and allocate the funds.
The next closing date for applications is to be arranged but will be in early 2020.
The Decision Making meeting is held 4-5 weeks after the deadline.
The panel expect to meet once to twice yearly to consider applications. Applications can be accepted at any time of year at the REAP office. If the application is received at least 7 days before the deadline, it will be checked for completeness. After this applications will be passed to the Panel and may be rejected if incomplete. Support is available to help you complete your application if needed. After the Decision Making meeting all applicants will be informed by email if their application has been successful or unsuccessful.
To be eligible for Edintore Wind Farm Community Grant Scheme groups or organisations must:
- be properly constituted
- have a bank account in the organisation’s name with at least 2 unrelated signatories
- meet at least one of the fund criteria – to provide social or environmental benefit or a benefit beyond the 25-year lifespan of the fund
Our top tips for completing a funding application are available here.
Paper copies are available on request. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 01542 888070. You can also find more information about the wind farm and community benefit here.
Minutes of previous Decision Making Panel meetings are available on the Downloads page