The Goole Fields Wind Farms Community Fund has opened a new fund to help local community groups and organisations during the cost of living crisis.
This fund is open for applications up to £5,000 in value and is designed to help community groups manage the unprecedented financial pressures that they and their service users are experiencing. The panel is taking a flexible approach to costs that are eligible for funding, covering both day-to-day running costs and the direct costs of delivering services.
To date nearly £1 million has been made available by the RWE Goole Fields Wind Farms Community Fund supporting around 200 different and exciting community projects across Goole and the surrounding area.
These projects, large and small, range from improving community amenities and sports facilities to enhancing community services and activities. Awards have been made across the fund’s area of benefit (the Wards of Goole North, Goole South, Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland plus the Parishes of Kilpin, Laxton, Blacktoft).
An independent fund panel, made up of local volunteers, meets regularly to consider applications and to help shape the direction of the fund. The wind farm owners, RWE, contribute an annual donation of over £250,000 and the fund is facilitated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic investment, growth and tourism, said: “The Goole Wind Farms Community Fund has provided so many community services with the ability to improve their offerings to our residents, and this new cost of living crisis fund is no different.
“Community groups are a lifeline for so many people across the East Riding, and this will act as vital support to bolster the good work they are doing for our residents.”
For more information on this and the Goole Fields Wind Farms Community Fund or to make an application (including to the new Community Cost-of-Living Crisis fund) visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/goole-fields-fund or email firstname.lastname@example.org.