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Ransonmoor Community Fund

A small grants fund available to groups in Benwick, Doddington and Wimblington

The Ransonmoor Community Fund can provide grants for groups wanting to make improvements in their community that will have an environmental benefit. 

The fund is managed by a committee, made up of:

  • Fenland District Council
  • Representatives from Doddington, Benwick and Wimblington Parish Councils
  • Representatives living within the turbine catchment area

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 maximum grant amount per project is £5,000. 

The following will not be 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 benefit

How to bid

The current round of bids closes on Friday 14th August at 5pm

To apply, please complete the application form. This also gives scoring criteria information to help applicants meet the requirements of the fund. 

The committee will judge applications in September or March (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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