‘Lucky’ 13 share in latest community pot

Thirteen projects at the heart of their communities are the latest to share a bumper windfall of over £126,500, the largest grant awards made by the Triton Knoll Community Fund so far.

The projects represent communities from one end of the 57km Triton Knoll cable route to the other, delivering benefits from Bicker Fen to Anderby through the locally-targeted fund.

This is the second round of awards from the £500,000 Construction Fund, which was set up to operate during the two years of construction of our onshore electrical system. The fund officially opened in August 2018 and supports grassroots groups, delivering vital support to the local community. It is part of the larger Triton Knoll Community Fund, which will deliver a total of £1.5m into communities closest to the project’s onshore construction works and infrastructure.

The latest successes include sewage system improvements at Bicker Village Hall, a multi-use games area at Flinders Founders in Donington, a heritage project for children and young people at Sibsey Lancaster Memorial Trust, new disabled toilets and baby changing facilities at Northlands Village Hall, a new car park at Huttoft Village Hall and replacement of old equipment at the National Coastwatch Institute.

All applications are reviewed and determined by a panel of local people to ensure the best decisions are made for nearby communities.

Spotlight on some of Round 2 awards

Click on the projects listed below to read the full story of their Triton Knoll Community Fund award

- Bicker Village Hall

- Flinders Founders, Donington

- Anderby Parish Council

- Huttoft Village Hall

- Swineshead Silver Band

The full list of successful Round 2 projects is as follows:

  • Bicker Parish Council (£6,869.55)
  • Bicker Village Hall (£30,000.00)
  • Flinders Founders, Donington (£12,788.40)
  • Northlands Village Hall (£9,974.00)
  • Anderby Parish Council (£6,876.00)
  • Sibsey Lancaster Memorial Trust (£4,071.00)
  • National Coastwatch Inst (£3,231.20)
  • Donington Summer Fest (£3,443.61)
  • Helpringham Memorial Hall (£5,489.58)
  • St Swithuns PCC, Bicker (£10,830.00)
  • Huttoft Village Hall (£5,000.00)
  • Swineshead Bowling Club (£15,000.00)
  • Swineshead Silver Band (£10,000.00)

Total amount awarded this round = £126,559.32