Triton Knoll Community Fund – How it works

The following is an overview of the Triton Knoll Community Fund and how it works.

For more detailed information and support, visit the Lincolnshire Community Foundation (LCF) website (see details below.)

How it works

The One Off Construction Fund – now closed for applications.

- The £500,000 one off construction fund has now closed for applications and all funding has been successfully delivered to local projects. Applications were reviewed by a Decision Making Panel made up of local volunteers to ensure the best decisions were made for communities.

- All eligible applicants / projects, located within 3km of the landfall location, 5km of the substation location and 1km of the onshore cable route could apply for funding.

- Applications were managed by the Lincolnshire Community Foundation

www.lincolnshirecf.co.uk

- In total, 57 separate projects were successful in bidding for funding. Awards have also been diverse in nature with grants being awarded for traffic calming systems, play equipment and musical instruments amongst lots of other things important to local people.

- A list of all successful applicants across the separate funding rounds can be found on our main Community Fund page.

The Annual Fund

  • Planning is already underway to launch the Annual Fund in Q1/Q2 2021. The Annual Fund will deliver £40,000 of funding annually into areas neighbouring the Onshore Substation and Landfall locations.
  • Like with the Construction Fund, the Lincolnshire Community Foundation will administer the fund and applications will be open to all projects and groups located within 3km of the Landfall and 5km of the Onshore Substation.
  • A decision making panel made up of local volunteers will be established to ensure that the correct decisions are made for local communities. The funding will be available for the operational life-time of the offshore wind farm (expected to be up to 25 years).
  • Further details will be available in due course.

 

Make an application

  • We highly recommend contacting Sue Fortune (pictured) from the Lincolnshire Community Foundation (LCF), before completing or submitting an application.
  • Sue will also be able to answer any questions that you may have about the fund and the decision making panel.
  • You can access Community Fund application forms from the LCF. Click here to visit the website and obtain an application form.
  • We have also created a Guidance document which provides answers to some of the more common queries we have received in relation to the fund. Click here to download the guide.

Sue Fortune, Lincolnshire Community Foundation. Contact Sue using the following contact details:

Email: sue.lincolnshire@btconnect.com / Telephone: 01529 305825.

Consultations

We have conducted two consultations with local communities to help to decide how the Community Fund will operate, who will be eligible to apply for funding and also who should administer the fund.

The first consultation was undertaken in early 2015 and provided valuable feedback from which we were able to establish draft proposals. We consulted further on these draft fund proposals in late 2017. There was a good response from the community to both consultations. All responses were collated and reviewed, and reports explaining the outcomes of each consultation were produced.

To read each of the reports in full, please follow the links below:

One Off Construction Fund Report

Annual Community Fund Report

You can also look back at how both consultation exercises were conducted, by using the link here.