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Wind farm funds available for Maldon groups

24th April 2017

Community organisations in Dengie, Southminster and Burnham have another chance to apply for grants from the Middlewick Farm Community Benefit Fund to give their charitable projects a boost. 

The Fund, which is managed by Essex Community Foundation (ECF), was established by Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited, a global leader in renewable energy and the owner of the onshore Middlewick wind farm development.

Over the next 20 years, voluntary and community organisations working in and around the Southminster and Burnham areas could benefit from around £750,000 in grant funding from the Fund.

A panel of local residents, supported by ECF, will review applications and make the decisions regarding grants awards. The panel is particularly interested in applications where a small amount of money can make a big difference.

David Swindin, Head of EMEA at Cubico said, “Cubico is committed to delivering clean energy to consumers through good quality, sustainable energy projects, and to sharing the benefits of these projects with communities".

Caroline Taylor, Chief Executive at ECF said, “We recognise the contribution that voluntary and community groups make to their local communities and we look forward to hearing from organisations that may want to start a new project, need help with their running costs or want to expand or continue their work in the area.”

To apply, click here or to speak with a member of the ECF grant’s team in advance of applying call 01245 356018. The deadline date for the second round of applications is 9 June.