The Jack’s Lane Wind Farm Community Fund is funded by Jack’s Lane Energy Limited and aimed at small community led organisations.
The Fund is for projects which will benefit the residents of the following parishes (comprising an area of benefit spanning 5km from each of the turbine locations): North Creake, South Creake, Stanhoe, Syderstone, Bagthorpe with Barmer, Barwick, Bircham, Burnham Market, Docking, East Rudham and Tattersett. The Fund is managed by Norfolk Community Foundation on behalf of Jack’s Lane Energy Limited.
Preference will be given to projects that are located within the 5km area of benefit, however projects from further afield can be considered and a grant awarded provided the project is deemed to be of benefit to those living and working within 5km of Jack’s Lane Wind Farm turbines.
Grants up to £5,000 in any funding year. The purpose of the Fund is to support any type of activity that involves local people through small community organisations and benefits their community. The activities must provide some measure of economic, environmental, educational, social or cultural benefit for people living in the area. Jack’s Lane Energy Limited will pay annually into the Fund while the Jack’s Lane Wind Farm is operational.
The Fund is currently open, with decisions made on a rolling basis. Applications received will be considered if the project is time critical and can start immediately if a grant is awarded. This arrangement applies to applications received outside of the scheduled panel meeting that takes place in May/June and is subject to funding being available.