Community Benefits From Latest E.ON Grant Funding Investment

Local organisations have received grant funding for the benefit of people in Thorne and Moorends.

Thorne Rugby Club, Monday Flyers Club and Join in Local Life (JILL) have all received funding thanks to E.ON’s Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund.

Thorne Rugby Club have received £5,000 toward refurbishing their changing rooms to make them suitable for their growing women’s rugby team. The club are now in the process of installing a ladies toilet and changing room as well as upgrading the showers area.

The Monday Flyers also received funding of £6,750 to run exercise programs and therapies at the Moorends Miners Welfare Centre for local elderly residents. The sessions will include chair yoga, aromatherapy and much more. The organisers aim for the program to reduce social isolation, improve fitness and mobility and improve the health and wellbeing of those who attend.

Join in Local Life received funding of £3,051 for their work in the community, providing diversionary activities for children and young people during the holidays. The grant covers the cost of IT equipment, materials and for sessional workers to run the events.

The funding comes from just the latest round of awards from the Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund, which is regularly open to applications from community organisations working in or helping people who live close to the wind farm site.

Set up in partnership with local grant making charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, the E.ON fund was established in 2012 to benefit local communities close to the Tween Bridge wind farm. Since then over £300,000 has been invested into the local area.

Nick Taylor, who works for E.ON’s renewable energy business, said: “It’s really heartening to hear about all of the great work being done in and by the community around our Tween Bridge wind farm, and we’re pleased to have been able to support these three groups with this latest round of funding.

“This is about local people deciding how they feel the fund should be used best to benefit the whole community, and we’re grateful to South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation for managing the fund on behalf of E.ON and Tween Bridge wind farm, and to the volunteers who determine which projects to support.”

The Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund regularly accepts applications and runs quarterly decision making panels. The next deadline for submissions is the 2nd October 2018. For more information click here >