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 four 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: Open Grants Programme

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Hinkley Point C Community Fund Open Grants Programme

Grants from £5,000 to £99,999 are available to charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises. 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 or which help members of the community to access its opportunities.

You can apply for both capital and revenue costs.

There is a one stage application process and you can apply at any time. The Awards Panel meets quarterly to make decisions. To be considered at the next award meeting your full application must be submitted by Thursday 13 December 2018.

In order to help you ensure that your project will meet the criteria of the fund, we ask that you submit a 200 word summary of your idea and its connection to Hinkley Point C before we send you a link to your application form. This form is available through the link below.

For more information and support contact:

Val Bishop

T: 01749 344949

E: val.bishop@somersetcf.org.uk

 

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Hinkley Point C Community Fund Open Grants Programme

Grants for projects over £100,000 are available to charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises. 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; or which help members of the community to access its opportunities.

You can apply for capital and revenue costs.

There is a two-stage application process. The Awards Panel will first consider an expression of interest before deciding whether to invite a full application. You can apply at any time. The Awards Panel meets quarterly to make decisions. To be considered at the next award meeting your expression of interest or full application must be submitted by 13 December 2018.

Applicants are advised that there could be a period of up to 7 months between submitting an expression of interest and receiving a decision on a second stage application.

In order to help you ensure that your project will meet the criteria of the fund, we ask that you submit a 200 word summary of your idea and its connection to Hinkley Point C before we send you a link to your application form. This form is available through the link below.

For more information and support contact:

Val Bishop

T: 01749 344949

E: val.bishop@somersetcf.org.uk

 

APPLY NOW

Option Two:

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 December 28 2018.

For more information and support contact:

Val Bishop

T: 01749 344949

E: val.bishop@somersetcf.org.uk

 

Option Three:

Hinkley Point C Community Fund: Strategic Grants Programme

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Hinkley Point C Community Fund Strategic Grants Programme

Strategic grants will target specific impacts felt within Somerset communities as a result of Hinkley Point C. These impacts will be identified through consultation with communities and their representatives as the project progresses. It is likely that priorities within the strategic grants programmes will change as communities change therefore we anticipate it being an iterative process and advise applicants to continue to check the available grants programmes regularly.

Two calls for bids were issued in 2018 for community cohesion themes.

This grants 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 Four:

Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation Fund for Cannington and Stogursey

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HPC Community Impact Mitigation Fund

Your project must aim to improve the social, economic or environmental wellbeing of the communities of Stogursey or Cannington,  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.

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