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Wind Farm generates support for local projects

24th April 2017

Voluntary and community organisations in Southminster and Burnham-on-Crouch are invited to apply for grants to support local projects and activities.

The Turncole Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund was established in 2016 as part of a long-term wind farm development programme in the area.

Essex Community Foundation, an independent charitable trust is managing the Community Benefit Fund and a panel, made up of local residents, will work with ECF to consider applications and agree grants.

The panel is particularly interested in applications which seek to enhance the quality of life of local residents, contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities and encourage community activity. 

The deadline date for applications is 12 May.

Tracy Scott works for the renewable energy company, RES, and is Project Manager for the Turncole Wind Farm.  She said: “The Fund was established to ensure that community-based projects close to the wind farm see a direct financial benefit. The funding is particularly relevant to projects which contribute to the wellbeing of the local area.”
Caroline Taylor, Chief Executive at ECF, said: “We look forward to receiving applications for projects and activities in the Burnham-on-Crouch and Southminster area and supporting the panel in making decisions.”

If you would like to apply for a grant please visit our make an application page or call 01245 356018 or email if you have any questions.