Community Benefit Fund Update
The Power station's first Community Benefit Fund, which was launched in 2013, has now closed but a new Fund, that will support a wider catchment area, will be launched later this year. Once again, it will be administered by North Kesteven District Council. Details on how local organisations and projects can apply for funding (and the criteria for funding) will be released at the time of the launch.
The first Community Benefit Fund was a main part of a Well-Being Agreement that was agreed with NKDC and which commenced in 2013. The Fund has supported a large number of local community groups and projects within the boundary areas of Sleaford Town Council and Kirkby la Thorpe Parish Council. In addition to the Fund, the Well Being Agreement also included a district heating scheme* , local apprenticeships, a footpaths & cycleways fund, the planting of 3,000 trees and shrubs, a Sustainability Fund**, a Public Arts Fund and an Urban Walks Fund.
*the district heating scheme provides free heat to the NKDC main office, William Alvey Junior School, Sleaford Swimming Pool, Sleaford Bowls Club and Sleaford Football Club.
** the Sustainability Fund has focused on renewable energy & sustainability among local schools.