Wind farm cash available for Isle groups

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Isle groups are benefiting from pots of cash from the nearby E.ON Tween Bridge Wind Farm.

A Community Benefits Fund of approximately £1.25 million is available to benefit those who live within a a three mile radius of the 22 turbine site, during the lifetime of the project.

Through the fund £55,000 will be made available each year, and on reaching the first year anniversary since the farm opened a number of local organisations have already benefited.

In Ealand, the 60-year-old Victory Hall, which provides a place of leisure and recreation, has received a donation of over £2,000 to help improve the buildings facilities, while over £1,200 has been granted to the Crowle and Ealand Regeneration Project to help with maintenance and running of the premises.

Sandra Stephens, renewables stakeholder manager at E.ON, said: “We’re delighted to have supported so many worthwhile organisations in our first year of operation and hope the Tween Bridge Community Benefits Fund will be able to help many more local groups and charities in the years to come.”

More recently further awards have been granted - £5,000 to Bridging Generations, £1,200 to Thorne Festival Committee and £3,815 to Crowle Colts Junior Football Club.

The South Yorkshire Community Foundation has been working in local communities throughout the area since 1986 and administers the Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund. Organisations wishing to apply to the fund should contact karen.walke@sycf.org.uk

Tween Bridge Wind Farm is located in Thorne.