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

Hinkley Point C Community Fund Annual Report 2022/23:

Please click here to find out more about the projects that were awarded funding up to the end of April 2023.

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, Parish and Town Councils.

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.

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

 

If your project benefits the parish of Otterhampton please contact Amelia Thompson T: 01749 344949 E: amelia.thompson@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 £49,999 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.

At the current time we are particularly interested in:
1. Applications that include support for people to access education, skills or employment opportunities by overcoming:
• personal barriers such as mental health or a lack of digital skills; and/or
• other barriers such as transport, caring responsibilities or poor broadband.

2. Applications that build community transport provision into their projects or provide new transport solutions to ensure that more socially and geographically isolated people can access essential services.

3. Applications that improve the community environment or use the environment as a catalyst for change in peoples’ lives.

There is a one stage application process and you can apply at any time. The Awards Panel meets quarterly to make decisions. The next deadline for applications is 15 March 2024.

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.

You must meet our minimum standards to be eligible to apply.

For more information and support contact:

Amelia Thompson

T: 01749 344949

E: amelia.thompson@somersetcf.org.uk

If you’d like to book a 30 minute introductory meeting with Amelia, please click here.

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Click for here for over £50,000

Hinkley Point C Community Fund Open Grants Programme

Grants for projects over £50,000 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.

At the current time we are particularly interested in:
1. Applications that include support for people to access education, skills or employment opportunities by overcoming:
• personal barriers such as mental health or a lack of digital skills; and/or
• other barriers such as transport, caring responsibilities or poor broadband.
2. Applications that build community transport provision into their projects or provide new transport solutions to ensure that more socially and geographically isolated people can access essential services.

3. Applications that improve the community environment or use the environment as a catalyst for change in peoples’ lives.

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. The next deadline for applications is 15 March 2024. 

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.

You must meet our minimum standards to be eligible to apply.

For more information and support contact:

Amelia Thompson

T: 01749 344949

E: amelia.thompson@somersetcf.org.uk

If you’d like to book a 30 minute introductory meeting with Amelia, please click here.

ENQUIRE 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 £20,000 are available to charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that normally operate on less than £250,000 each year. If your project lasts for up to a year, then the most you can ask for is £10,000. Or you can ask us for up to £20,000 if your project will continue for 3 years

You must meet our minimum standards to be eligible to apply.

You can apply at any time. Decisions are generally made every 6 – 8 weeks. The next application submission deadline is 17 May 2024.

For more information and support contact:

Peter Stolze

T: 01749 344949

E: peter.stolze@somersetcf.org.uk

If you’d like to book a 30 minute introductory meeting with Pete, please click here.

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 Amelia Thompson T: 01749 344949 E: amelia.thompson@somersetcf.org.uk

If you’d like to book a 30 minute introductory meeting with the team, please click here.