The Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund currently receives an annual donation from the developer. Find out more about funding information for communities here.
Lissett Airfield Wind Farm is owned and operated by Ventient Energy one of the country’s leading wind energy producers. As part of the developments planning permission, granted in 2007, a commitment was made to create a community fund.
The Lissett Community Wind Farm Fund receives an annual donation from Ventient Energy of approximately £85,000 per year which is index-linked to inflation.
For more information on Ventient Energy please visit the website:
Ventient Energy (external website)
The area of benefit for the fund is the electoral ward of East Wolds and Coastal in the East Riding of Yorkshire with a preference for appropriate initiatives in the proximity of the wind farm. The area of benefit can be downloaded from the table below.
The legal agreement and constitution define the fund criteria as, to promote:
Applications are welcomed from community groups, community organisations, charities, parish councils, schools and faith based groups. New groups or ideas for projects where a group does not currently exist can be considered.
The following activities cannot be supported by the fund:
Payments from the fund will usually be made in the form of grants. Subject to appropriate governance measures as required, other forms of financial assistance (e.g. commissioning, loans, donations) can be considered by the fund panel. For further details contact the fund administrator at:
For information on other funding opportunities please visit Finding a grant.
Applications for over £500 should be made, online, to the main fund. No upper limit has been set by the fund panel. Applications can be for more than one year in duration.
Please also see the How do I submit an application? answer below.
The fund panel will look for evidence of a project's own contribution towards the costs and will prioritise applications that show a 30% match funding. This can include in-kind contributions (e.g. from volunteers).
Decisions on how the money is spent are made by a fund panel made up of representatives from the following organisations:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the Accountable Body for the fund and provides the secretariat and administration service through the council’s Rural Policy and Partnerships Team.
The main fund is open 7 February 2022 and closes 25 April 2022, with a decision-making meeting in late July 2022.
Applications should be made online within the Flexi-Grant system:
Flexi-Grant System (external council website)
There are two options on the system to choose from:
Both forms have guidance notes to help you complete the form.
If you have any queries please contact the fund by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on other funding opportunities please visit: Finding a grant
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