01 April 2021 – Today, Lincolnshire Community Foundation (LCF) announces the launch of Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm’s annual community fund. The £40,000 per annum fund, provided by Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, has been established to support community projects located within 5km of the project’s onshore substation near Bicker and within 3km of the point at which the project’s cables come ashore near Anderby Creek.
LCF will distribute the funds with funding decisions made by panels comprising local people. Today’s announcement invites applications for projects that meet one of three core themes: to enhance quality of life for local people; to contribute to vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities or to promote community spirit and engagement.
Sue Fortune, chief executive at Lincolnshire Community Foundation said: “Staff and trustees at the Foundation will continue to work in partnership with Triton Knoll and panels of local people to ensure the funding reaches local groups. We look forward to supporting projects that generate positive outcomes for local residents and align with the fund aims and objectives. The application process is straightforward, but we can provide help and advice every step of the way. If you have an idea, please do call us to discuss it.”
Vicky Law, Community Liaison Manager, Triton Knoll said: “We are delighted that the Triton Knoll Annual Community Fund is open for applications and will benefit residents over the lifetime of the project. It is exciting to see that so many projects, including village halls, sports clubs, cultural heritage and environmental schemes have already benefited from the £500,000 construction community fund which was available during the onshore construction phase. We are looking forward to supporting more projects important to local communities with this new, annual funding as we move towards our operations phase.”
Sue Fortune added: “There are still opportunities for anyone wanting to join our decision-making panels. It’s a fantastic way to help allocate funds that will make a big difference to our communities. If you are interested in joining either the panel based in Bicker or Anderby Creek to help guide the allocation of funds, then please contact us. And to find out more about making an application, please visit https://lincolnshirecf.co.uk/grants/triton-knoll/.”