Community Power Fund goes live - supporting local projects & organisations
A new £125,000 Community Power Fund has been launched by Glennmont Partners, the owners of the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.
Admnistered by North Kesteven District Council, the new Fund will support projects and organisations (not-for-profit) within a 5 mile radius of the power plant. The Fund will allocate £25,000 per annum over the next five years, and grant up to £5,000 per application in a single year.
Representatives of the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant (including John Cole of Natural Power - the station manager), the local community and NKDC councillors are members of the Community Power Fund Panel (see photo). Councillor Mervyn Head of NKDC chairs the seven person Panel.
For a project to be supported by the Community Power Fund, it must meet the following objectives:
- Cover one of the following: the environment, sport, wellbeing and education.
- Encourage community cohesion to build stronger communities.
- Benefit the community/group by supporting activities and projects that bring wider community benefit.
The locations eligible to apply for funding are Anwick, Asgarby & Howell, Ashby de la Launde, Aswarby & Swarby, Aunsby & Dembledy, Burton Pedwardine, Cranwell, Culverthorpe & Kelby, Dorrington, Ewerby & Evedon, Great Hale, Heckington, Helpringham, Kirkby la Thorpe, Leasingham & Roxholm, Little Hale, North Kyme, North Rauceby, Osbournby, Ruskington, Scredington, Silk Willoughby, Sleaford, South Kyme, South Rauceby, Swaton, Threekingham and Wilsford.
For more information about the Fund, please visit: https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/residents/living-in-your-area/localism-your-community/community-funding/
or contact the Partnerships Team at North Kesteven District Council on 01529 414155 or email [email protected]