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Whitemill Environment Fund

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

The Whitemill Environment Fund can provide funding for groups wanting to make improvements in their community with an environmental and educational benefit. 

The fund was established in 2013 and is managed by a committee including:

  • Fenland District Council
  • Elm Parish Council
  • Local representatives living within the turbine catchment 

Money will be added to it for 25 years (in total) by the Co-Op. They own and run the wind farm. 

What you can bid for

The committee will consider bids that enhance or protect the environment in some way, and which local people can learn from. Examples include:

ThemeExamples
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 to prevent flooding
  • Compost toilets
Wildlife
  • Creating habitats
  • Protecting species
  • Restoring communal green spaces for wildlife
Waste
  • Projects aiming to reduce or recycle waste
Transport
  • Car sharing
  • Bio-diesel vehicles
  • Community cycling
Sustainable materials
  • Projects aiming to increase the use of sustainable materials

This list is not exhaustive; other ideas are welcome. 

The followingwill notbe funded:

  • Bids from 'for profit' organisations
  • Bids from individual households
  • Fulfillment of statutory duty, running costs or maintenance
  • Projects that won't have enough environmental or educational benefit

How to bid

The current round of bids closes on Friday 29th January 2021 at 5pm. 

To apply, complete the application form. Please use the scoring criteria as guidance - this will help you to meet the requirements of the fund. 

The committee will judge applications in August or February (whichever is soonest). 

If you have any queries, please contact the Street Pride Co-ordinator by calling 01354 654321 or emailing rrobinett@fenland.gov.uk 

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