New fund to open in 2016
Negotiations with E-ON are ongoing with regards to details of how the Ovenden wind farm fund will be broken down between areas within the 5km radius and those areas in the wider band between 5km and 7.5km.
Whilst this is a NEW funding opportunity it is also a chance to sit on a representative grants panel.
The elected panel members won’t be exempt from applying to the Fund and members will be able to make additional decisions on whether to accept 3 year applications (for example) and arbitrate re applications where beneficiaries are from both bands (5km/7.5km)
We will be inviting representatives from all 23 beneficiary areas set to benefit from the Fund but it is not our intention to have a panel that size!
It is likely the panel will be elected each year with panel members having to retire by rotation so ALL areas can be served as equally as possible by the panel during the lifetime of the Fund.
The Fund will be approximately £45k per annum for 25 years.
Join us on January 15th 2016 to find out more.