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HOW TO APPLY

Inverclyde Windfarm Fund

The Inverclyde Windfarm Fund is a new 10-year grant scheme partnership between Inverclyde Renewables LLP and Inverclyde Community Fund.


The new Fund has been created as a result of the investment by Inverclyde Renewables LLP, who built the windfarm development, which is owned by James Jones & Sons Ltd and Gresham House Asset Management.

The Fund provides grants of up to £1,000 for community groups and voluntary organisations to progress projects within their local communities.​


The owners are committed to ensuring that the wider Inverclyde community benefits from the development. As a result, the Inverclyde Community Fund will receive an annual payment linked to the energy output of the farm.

The eight wind turbines stand 110m tall and are sited in the area around parts of Burnhead, Lurg Moor, Maukinhill Moor and Corlic Hill in Greenock (pictured).

 

WHAT WE CAN SUPPORT

Inverclyde Windfarm Fund

WHO CAN APPLY

Because the amounts available are relatively small, the trustees of ICF are keen to ensure that the grants make a big difference to small projects.  

Organisations do not need to be registered charities but do have to satisfy our definition of a voluntary organisation which:


  • has a positive community purpose;

  • has a constitution or founding document;

  • has a bank account in the name of the organisation;

  • is run by an unpaid (or mostly unpaid) committee;

  • is not set up to distribute profit to shareholders; and

  • is not run by or affiliated with a political party or a government body.

​Any applicants in receipt of multiple awards already should contact ICF before making another application.

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TURNOVER

Please note there is a business turnover limit of £250,000 per annum for applicants to the Windfarm Fund. 

If your organisation is above this threshold, then you should apply to the general Inverclyde Community Fund via the below button.

WHAT ACTIVITIES WE WILL FUND

The Fund must be used to provide funding or grants to projects which support and promote at least one of the following causes:

  • Environmental;

  • Renewable Energy;

  • Energy Efficiency;

  • Sustainable Development;

  • Charitable;

  • Educational;

  • Community;

  • Sport and Recreation;

  • General community amenity schemes.

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WHEN TO APPLY?

ICF accepts applications all year round and you would expect to receive a response within 6-weeks upon receipt of your completed application.

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HOW TO APPLY

To apply to the Inverclyde Community Fund complete the attached form below and send it with:

  • A copy of your last annual report/finance statement.

  • A copy of your constitution/governing document.

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Email:           


apply@inverclydecommunityfund.org


Post:  

           

Inverclyde Community Fund

c/o Inverclyde Community Hub

75-81 Cathcart Street,

Greenock,

PA15 1DE


Alternatively, you can hand it in to the above address, marked for the attention of Inverclyde Community Fund.

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MEET THE OWNERS

 
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Gresham House is a specialist alternative asset management group, dedicated to sustainable investments across a range of strategies, with expertise across forestry, housing, infrastructure, renewable energy and battery storage, public and private equity.


Our origins stretch back to 1857, while our focus is on the future and the long term. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange (GHE:LN) we actively manage assets on behalf of institutions, family offices, charities and endowments, private individuals and their advisers. We act responsibly within a culture of empowerment that encourages individual flair and entrepreneurial thinking.


As a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), our vision is to always make a positive social or environmental impact, while delivering on our commitments to shareholders, employees and investors.

  • We offer funds, direct investments and tailored opportunities, including co-investment, across a range of sustainable strategies.

  • We have created a specialist asset management business in the growing sustainable alternative investment space, focused on delivering results for both clients and shareholders.

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Through five generations of family ownership, James Jones & Sons has manufactured the widest range of sawn timber products including carcassing, fencing, pallet wood, heavy-sections and engineered timber products and are now regarded as one of the most innovative and efficient timber processors in Europe.