Hinkley Point C –  funding support for local communities

This website is designed for those seeking support for projects and work that will help to mitigate the impacts and increase the opportunities of the Hinkley Point C project in your community

Your project must be for the benefit of one or more communities in the county of Somerset experiencing residual and intangible impacts as a result of the construction of Hinkley Point C.

It may be designed to remove or reduce impact and improve the social, economic or environmental wellbeing of communities and improve quality of life.  A project could also help your community to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Hinkley Point C development.

We welcome applications from registered charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and Parish Councils, Town Councils, District Councils and the County Council.

If your organisation does not match this criteria, please contact us before applying. You may apply for capital or revenue funding or a mix of the two.

There are currently three grant programmes you can apply to.

You may only apply to one of the below programmes for your project.

If your project benefits the parish of Otterhampton please contact Val Bishop T: 01749 344949 E: val.bishop@somersetcf.org.uk

Option One:

Hinkley Point C Community Fund: Small Grants Programme

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Hinkley Point C Community Fund Small Grants Programme

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that normally operate on less than £100,000 each year. Grants will be awarded for projects, measures or initiatives that help to mitigate impacts felt in your community from the construction of Hinkley Point C. In exceptional circumstances, we may also offer £10,000 grants, over a period of three years

You can apply at any time. Decisions are made every six – eight weeks. To be considered at the first award meeting your application must be submitted by January 5th 2018.

For more information and support contact:

Val Bishop

T: 01749 344949

E: val.bishop@somersetcf.org.uk

 

Option Two:

Hinkley Point C Community Fund: Community Cohesion Programme

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HPC Community Fund – Community Cohesion Programme

Funding is available for initiatives in local communities that will:

  • Help local communities make the most of the opportunities that could arise from a more diverse population and help Hinkley Point C workers and families participate fully in their local community
  • Help strengthen essential community services to cope with existing and anticipated increases in demand

This is a two stage application. Deadline for Stage 1 is January 12th  2018.

For more information and support contact:

Val Bishop

T: 01749 344949

E: val.bishop@somersetcf.org.uk

 

Option Three:

Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation Fund

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HPC Community Impact Mitigation Fund

Projects that do not meet the criteria of the Hinkley Point C Community Fund Community Cohesion Programme or Small Grants Programme.

Your project must aim to improve the social, economic or environmental wellbeing of communities that are affected by the development of Hinkley Point C.

The project must be relevant to the impacts you have identified, either by reducing or removing impacts or by helping your community to take advantage of opportunities presented by the Hinkley Point C development.

Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time. Deadlines for applications are every 2 months, decisions take between 12 and 16 weeks depending on the amount applied for. 

For more information and support contact:

Lisa Redston

T: 01984 635218

E: LRedston@westsomerset.gov.uk

 

Please look at the descriptions of the current grant programmes above and click on the option that is most suited to your project

If you are not sure, please contact Val Bishop T: 01749 344949 E: val.bishop@somersetcf.org.uk

Upcoming Funding Information Events

Venue Date Time
Wembdon Village Hall, The Green, Wembdon, TA6 7BY  Mon 20th Nov 2.30pm—4.30pm Read More >
Brent Knoll Parish Hall, TA9 4EH Tues 21st Nov 2.30pm—4.30pm Read More >
Minehead Eye, TA24 5BJ Thurs 23rd Nov 10.30am—12.30pm Read More >

These events will introduce the funds to potential applicants, identify areas to focus on within the application, consider assessment criteria and be an opportunity to discuss ideas and projects with others.

To book: info@somersetcf.org.uk or 01749 344949