New Funding Invested Into Thorne And More Up For Grabs

Local community organisations have between them been awarded £14,000 in grant funding to run projects for the benefit of the communities of Thorne and Moorends.

The Moorends Miners Welfare and Community Development Centre, TMCR FM and Trinity Academy have all received funding thanks to E.ON’s Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund.

Set up in partnership with local grant making charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF), 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.

SYCF is calling for more community organisations, charities, schools and colleges to send in applications to the fund so they can benefit too.

Fund Manager, Karen Alsop said: “We are keen to get more applications so more people can benefit from this unique pot of funding. To find out more about applying all you need to do is visit our website or give us a call.

“If you are new to applying for funding then don’t let that put you off. We are always happy to support people with their applications.”

The latest grant awards are covering the cost of new flooring and lighting at the Moorends Miners Welfare and Community Development Centre, new equipment for TMCR FM volunteers and to support a plastic recycling scheme for students and parents at Trinity Academy.

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.

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 or email kalsop@sycf.org.uk or call 0114 242 4857.

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