There are funding streams for Partnership for Renewables (PfR) and the Solar Community Benefit Fund are solely for organisations based in the Parish of Eastchurch.
The terms of referencebelow for the Solar Fund are below.
Please follow links on lefthand side for application forms.
Old Rides Solar Farm Community Benefit Fund – Funding Criteria
All grants are subject to projects meeting the Specific Funding Criteria detailed below.
Specific Funding Criteria
The Farm Energy Partnership will be contributing £15000.00 into a community fund which can be distributed on application approval at a maximum of £5000.00 per year.
There will be four funding rounds each year, with decisions made within two months of the published deadline. A Solar Funding Panel of local residents will be established to decide on the applications.
The annual £5000.00 is available for projects located within the Parish of Eastchurch.
Grants are available for any locally based community project that can show it has the support of the community. The grant can support the full cost of the project, although matched funding may be required for larger projects above the maximum grant.
Individual grants between £50.00 and £1000.00 will be made.
The Fund is particularly interested in supporting projects that:
Innovate and are different, and get the communities they are intended for excited and involved,
Help develop more sustainable communities and enhance quality of life,
Support local conservation and environmental initiatives.
Encourage renewable energy use, helping communities save energy or generate energy for their use
The Fund may support a single exceptional community project at each funding round if it wishes, or part of the fund at each funding round could be used to support a longer-term project.
Organisations eligible to receive a grant include:
Voluntary and community groups based in Eastchurch.
Schools and educational establishments
Social enterprises (including credit unions, co-operatives, social firms, community owned enterprises, community interest companies and development trusts) provided they operate on a not-for- profit basis.
Successful organisations will need to be a community or voluntary organisation and will need to have a bank or building society account with a minimum of two signatories to receive a grant.
Grants will not be available for:
Private membership based sports clubs and facilities unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction (e.g. not membership by nomination organisations)
Projects that only benefit one individual.
Funding core costs in organisations e.g. running costs, admin costs, building rental costs etc.
Retrospective funding i.e. projects that have already been completed, whether or not already paid for.
Scheduled transport services e.g. bus and train services.
Works that are the responsibility of the local authority such as public highways and public car parks.
3rd March 2015
You can apply for anything between £250.00 and £10,365.00 for community projects that:
- Innovate and are different and get the communities they are intended for excited and involved
- Help develop more sustainable communities and enhance quality of life
- Support local conservation and environmental initiatives
- Encourage renewable energy use, helping communities save energy or generate energy for their use
A Community Advisory Panel of local people has been set up to help decide which community projevcts to support.
If you wish to apply you will need to complete a simple application form which you can download from the left hand menu.