1. About the Company
1.1 Red Tile Wind Farm Trust Fund Ltd. has been formed to distribute money paid
by the owner (currently Fenland Windfarms Ltd.) of a wind farm at Tick Fen,
Warboys under a section 106 agreement with Huntingdonshire District Council as
part of the planning permission for the development. The Trust Fund is referred
to in these notes as ‘the Company’. These notes are intended to provide
background information on the funding available and to assist applications in
the completion of the necessary application form.
1.2 Payments will be paid to the Company annually by the owner for as long as
the wind farm is commercially operated which is expected to be about 25 years,
starting in 2007.
1.3 The Company comprises Directors who are appointed by Huntingdonshire
District Council, Chatteris and Ramsey Town Councils and Warboys Parish Council.
They are all councillors of the respective authorities.
2. Allocation of Funds
2.1 Under the terms of the section 106 agreement and the objectives of the
Company, funds will be allocated only for the purposes of promoting:
(a) renewable and efficient energy; and
(b) projects that conserve or improve the environment.
2.2 In determining applications, the Company will give preference to the
(a) projects within Warboys and the surrounding parishes (Ramsey, Wistow,
Broughton, Old Hurst, Pidley-cum-Fenton, Somersham and Chatteris); and
(b) projects with the most significant contribution to greenhouse gas emission
reductions and/or environmental conservation enhancement.
2.3 When funds are allocated by the Company to a project that relates to a
number of beneficiaries, those within Warboys and the surrounding parishes shall
be given priority in receiving the benefit.
2.4 Funds allocated by the Company shall not be used to offset expenditure that
is a statutory duty of local government or government departments or expenditure
by large land owners.
3. How to make an application
3.1 If applying for funding, you will be required to complete an application
form, obtainable from the Secretary (whose contact details are shown below) and
to include as much detail as possible to enable your application to be
considered by the Company. You should complete as many of the boxes in the
application form as you are able.
3.2 You will need to show how the project meets the objectives of the Company as
failure to do so will mean that your application is rejected. You should give
details of the amount of money sought from the Company and the allocation of
funding from your own resources to the project. You will need to attach a copy
of your most recent accounts with your application.
3.3 Details should be given of all other organisations to which you have applied
for funding, the anticipated date when those applications will be considered and
the amount of funding for which you have applied. Partnership projects will be
particularly welcome, although care should be taken to ensure that only one of
the partners applies for funding. Priority will normally be given in the award
of funding to those projects which attract financial support from elsewhere,
particularly from your own fund raising efforts.
3.4 Funding will not normally be made available for revenue expenditure, e.g.
the payment of salaries or energy charges for the use of premises nor for
general repair and maintenance of buildings, although exceptions may be made for
projects that can be shown to have community benefit.
4. How much funding can be sought?
4.1 The maximum sum expected to be available for distribution annually by the
Company is £15,000 although if this is not all allocated in any one year, the
balance will be carried forward to the succeeding year. The Company has not set
a maximum limit on the level of funding that may be awarded to a specific
project and will wish to assist as many organisations as possible within the
resources available to them. For this reason, it is unlikely that a grant of
more than £15,000 will be allocated or that a second grant will be made to the
same or a similar project put forward by an organisation that has already been
5. When decisions will be made
5.1 Funds are expected to be allocated by the Company on three occasions each
year at its meetings in January, May and September. The dates of meetings are
obtainable from the Secretary. You should ensure that your application reaches
the Secretary no less than one month before the date of the meeting at which you
wish it to be considered. Meetings of the Company are not open to the public but
you may be invited to attend to explain your project in more detail. Funding can
be by way of grants or, in exceptional circumstances, loans and you should
indicate in your application if you are seeking a loan rather than a grant.
5.2 Canvassing of the Directors of the Company should not take place
5.3 Once approved, grants will be paid to a successful applicant on the supply
to the Company of an invoice or receipt for payment made in connection with the
project. A grant may be made available in staged payments depending upon the
nature of the project to be supported. If a grant is made for work that is
subject to VAT, this should be clearly shown on the invoice or receipt and the
grant will be paid net of the VAT charged.
5.4 Projects that are supported will be expected to acknowledge that they have
been assisted financially by the Company in some tangible way, for example by
displaying a small plaque in an appropriate location or by including a reference
to the support received in any publicity material relating to the project.
Recipients are also requested to notify the Company once any scheme or project
that has been assisted has been completed or if it has not expected to be
completed, the reason why such circumstance has occurred.
5.5 In order to assess the success of projects supported by the Company,
recipients will be required to supply the Company with a brief report one year
after the receipt of grant, indicating whether the project has met its
objectives and what has been achieved. It would also be helpful if recipients
could supply one or more photographs of the project with their feedback report.
Directors of the Company would welcome an opportunity to visit projects that
have been assisted to evaluate their performance.
6. The submission of applications
6.1 Once completed, an application should be submitted to the Company Secretary
by post to:
2 Blenheim Close,
or by e-mail to:
6.2 If you would like to obtain any further information, please contact the
Secretary on 01487 823562.