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Goole Fields Wind Farm Community Fund now open

Goole Fields Wind Farm Community Fund is now open to receive applications for community projects that support educational, environmental, energy efficiency and amenity initiatives for the benefit of the public living within the Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshlands and Goole South Ward of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The closing date for applications is the Friday, 31 March.

Now in its third year, the fund receives an annual donation from the wind farm’s operating company, innogy Renewables UK, and aims to use these funds to support projects that will make a real difference to people living near to the wind farm.

During 2015/16, the fund received 26 applications for funding of which 18 were successful. Projects ranged from supporting local community buildings to sports clubs and from community transport to youth groups.

Katy Woodington, senior community investment officer for innogy Renewables UK, said: ‘We are delighted to see such a wide variety of important local community projects supported through the Goole Fields Wind Farm Community Fund and look forward to supporting further work in 2017.’

Paul Simpson, chairman of the fund panel, added: ‘The fund panel believes it is important to encourage applications from a wide range of groups and organisations that look to address both immediate and longer term priorities of residents across our area of benefit.’

For further information, visit the Goole Fields Community Wind Farm Fund webpage on East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website www.eastriding.gov.uk/council/grants-and-funding/energy-related-community-funds/goole-fields-wind-farm-community-fund

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