Money up for grabs in funding pots for community groups across Fenland

Community groups are invited to apply for wind farm grants

Community groups are invited to apply for wind farm grants - Credit: Archant

Community groups in Fenland are being urged to make the most of funding pots for local environmental projects.

Funds from Glassmoor and Whitemill were created in 2007 and 2013 respectively to support communities living in the catchment of wind farm developments.

Projects could include school gardens, installing energy efficient lighting and heating in community buildings and sports pavilions.

It may be for community cycling schemes and environmental educational trips for young and old, as well as projects promoting wildlife conservation, waste recycling or car sharing.

Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “This is your chance to help improve your local environment.


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“This funding is available now and we want to see community groups making the most of it.

“Applying is simple, quick and easy, although we can offer advice to anyone who is unsure about the process.”

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Fenland District Council, which manages the funds with a committee of local representatives, is eager that more groups and charities take advantage of the cash.

The latest round of bidding has now opened, with grants available for a variety projects that have any kind of environmental and educational benefit.

Applications are welcome from local groups as well as national charities looking to develop a community wide project in Fenland.

The Glassmoor Local Environment Fund has £17,500 for projects in Whittlesey, Pondersbridge, Ramsey Mereside, Eastrea and Coates.

The Whitemill Environment Fund has £7,000 available each year for projects in Coldham, Ring’s End, Friday Bridge and Elm.

Larger bids will also be considered while funds are available.

For more details, application forms and advice, call Rebecca Robinett, Street Pride coordinator, on 01354 654321 or rrobinett@fenland.gov.uk.

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