Ramsey Wind Farm – First Community Fund Grants Awarded
Nine highly deserving local organisations are celebrating being awarded grants through the new Ramsey Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.
The successful groups to receive a share of the £40,000 annual pot this year are:
Ashbeach Ladybirds Pre school, Ramsey And District Day Centre, Upwood Primary School, Bury Parish Council, The Nene Valley Gliding Club, St Thomas a Becket Parish Church, Upwood and the Raveleys Parish Council, The Ramsey Choral Society, and Ramsey Town Council.
Monies for the Community Fund are provided by REG Windpower which operates the Ramsey Extension Wind Farm. The Fund will provide £40,000 each year, for the expected 25 year lifetime of the wind farm, for good causes local to the turbines.
Claudia Richard from REG Windpower, said:
“We are very pleased that the Fund is able to support such worthy causes. Not only will the turbines at Ramsey generate a significant quantity of much-needed safe, clean renewable electricity, but the Fund will continue to support local initiatives throughout the wind farm’s working life. We look forward to hearing about many more exciting projects to benefit the local area.”
Groups located within the Parishes of Ramsey, Bury and Upwood and the Raveleys can apply for amounts between £500 to £20,000.
The Fund is being administered by national charity GrantScape. For further details of all the projects supported by the Fund and how you can apply to the next round, please click here