The Loscar Wind Farm Community Funds
WIND FARM operator REG Windpower has launched two charitable funds for communities close to the site of a new development.
REG Windpower operates renewable energy plants throughout the UK, with the Loscar wind project, based at Harthill, Rotherham, generating clean electricity since 2010.
The funding will support community initiatives that benefit the parishes of Harthill, Woodall, Thorpe Salvin and Wales.
Through the funds, grants are available for projects and initiatives that educate, promote or implement:
- Sustainable use of energy and energy efficiency
- Sustainable use of other resources
- Reducing climate change
- Nature conservation
- Charitable environmental projects that address the needs of the local community.
- General community activities that benefit the residents of the defined area of benefit
Examples of activities the fund would support:
- Educational Projects within the local primary and secondary schools
- Free information events about domestic solar or wind power
- Projects to improve the energy efficiency of residents on low incomes
- Free practical workshops about composting methods
- Hedge restoration and wildflower planting schemes
- Activities for older people
- Pre-school group
- Homework club
- Sports group
How to apply?
To apply for a grant from this fund, applicants should use our general small grants process.
To start your application go to the SYCF Small Grants Fund page and follow the instructions on How to Apply.
Please download and read the Overview Sheet for the Loscar funds BEFORE completing your application.
Community groups are urged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
You can call a fund manager on 0114 2424294 to discuss your application.
Special note for Schools: Schools can apply for the Distribution Fund, but are not eligible for the Grassroots Endowment Fund. However Friends of Groups can apply for the Grassroots Endowment Fund, e.g. Friends of Harthill School.
If you are a school and are interested in applying for the Loscar Wind Farm Community Fund please contact SYCF before completing the application form.