Tallentire Wind Farm Fund Community Consultation Events

30th October 2013

We are running two community consultation events for people living in the parishes of Blindcrake, Bridekirk, Gilcrux and Plumbland.

Established by RES, the Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund has an initial £175,000 grant aid to distribute in its first year. The consultation days are to discuss with the local community how they think the money from the fund should be best spent in each locality.

The first event will take place on Tuesday 5th November at Gilcrux Village Hall from 2.30pm until 4pm.  The second will be held at Plumbland School on Saturday 9th November from 9.30am until 11am.

Residents who are unable to attend either event are welcome to contact Annalee Holiday via email or on 01900 825760 to put forward priorities for their area.

The Fund accepts applications from charitable and community groups, giving priority to activities that are environmental, educational, sporting, amenity or community related.

Cath Howard, Grants and Donor Services Director said: “The community consultation events will give us an important insight into the needs of the Tallentire area.  It also allows the members of the community to voice their opinions on how best to distribute the funds.  We want to make grants to the most deserving causes and these sessions allow us to do just that.”

The thoughts and ideas expressed at the events will be collated to generate a Community Investment Plan for the area.  Applications to the fund can be made via our website from November and should be submitted by Friday 20th December.

Please view our guidelines for more information on the Tallentire Windfarm Community Benefit Fund or contact 01900 825760.