There are three Funds:
The Small Grants Programme (SGP) which supports charitable projects with awards normally of between £500 and £10,000. This programme is administered by the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear, advised by a panel of CIC Directors. Applications should be made through the Community Foundation website. Applications are invited on a six-monthly cycle and details can be found on the Community Foundation’s website when the programme is open for applications.
The Local Initiatives Fund (LIF) This fund is administered by the Ray Windfarm Fund CIC and is open to businesses and organisations which have the potential to deliver projects that are relevant to the needs of the communities in the area of benefit.
- Applicants must normally have a formal constitution, but small grants, with a minimum of £500 up to a maximum of £1000 may be made to enable individuals to undertake clearly defined projects of benefit to the community.
- All applications are a two-stage process the first of which is to complete an enquiry form. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement within 10 days which will indicate the next date for consideration of applications.
- It is expected that the CIC Board will meet on up to six occasions a year to consider applications.
The Legacy Fund The Legacy Fund is intended to continue providing community benefit beyond the operational life of the wind farm.
In the event of any query, or to seek advice before submitting a proposal, call or email the Ray Wind Funds administrator: Jane Cartridge on 07762 179579 or email email@example.com