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 generally made every six – eight weeks. To be considered at the next award meeting your application must be submitted by June 8 2018. The next deadline after this is September 7 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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Hinkley Point C Community Fund – Community Cohesion Programme

Out of Hours Social Activities

The Hinkley Point C project is already impacting on social activity in local communities, for example through investment in improved local sports and leisure facilities. But, the inevitable increase in wider out of hours social activities, not least involving a rapidly expanding Hinkley Point C workforce, also brings challenges to local communities. In anticipation of these perceived impacts, it has been decided to expand the scope of the Community Cohesion programme. This will now include initiatives which will address both the positive and negative impacts on the host and incoming communities of the increased out of hours social activities

This programme is currently closed to new applications.

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