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Whitemill Environment Fund

A small grants fund available to groups in Coldham, Friday Bridge, Elm and Rings End.

Whitemill Environment Fund

What is the Whitemill Environment Fund?

The fund can provide grants for groups wishing to make improvements in their community that will have an environmental and educational benefit. The fund was established in 2013 and money will be added to it for a total of 25 years by the Co-Op, who now own and operate the wind farm. The fund is managed by a committee which includes Fenland District Council, Elm Parish Council and local representatives living within the catchment of the turbines.

Applications received throughout the year will be judged by the committee in either August or February, which ever follows receipt of the application. The committee will score each application against criteria which is available to view by all. The closing date for the current round of bids is 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2018. If you would like to apply you can download an application form to the right of this page. The scoring criteria document is intended to guide you when completing your application to ensure that you fulfil the criteria of the fund. However, should you have any queries please contact The Street Pride Co-ordinator on 01354 654321 or rrobinett@fenland.gov.uk

For what may I bid?

The committee will consider bids that enhance or protect the environment in some way and from which local people can learn. The list of example projects below is not exhaustive the committee will welcome other ideas that you may have.

ThemeExamples projects (not exhaustive)
Energy efficiency

Insulation, efficient lighting, draught proofing, community engagement projects

Renewable energy

Solar panels, wind power, heat pumps, biomass (e.g. wood) heating

Water efficiency

Rain water recycling, grey water reuse, paving or communal planting that prevents flooding, compost toilets

Wildlife

Creating habitats, protecting species, restoring communal green spaces for wildlife

Waste

Projects where the primary aim is to reduce waste or recycle waste

Transport

Car sharing, bio diesel vehicles, community cycling

Sustainable Materials

Projects where the primary aim is to increase the use of sustainable materials

What will not be funded?

  • Bids from for profit organizations or individual households
  • Fulfillment of statutory duty or maintenance
  • Projects that do not demonstrate satisfactory environmental and educational benefit