Wind farm fund awards £67,000

Five varied community projects have been awarded almost £67,000 in the latest round of awards from the community payments made by Frodsham Windfarm Limited.

The application process attracted a lot of interest with twelve applications totalling just over £238,315 competing for the available funding.

The independent Panel of local residents agreed to award £66,919 to five projects which, in the views of the Panel majority, best met the requirements and objectives of the Community Benefit Fund.

The successful applicants are:

  • Frodsham Junior Football Club £40,000 towards a 3G pitch at Helsby High School
  • Helsby Hillside School, £7,123 for a running track
  • Helsby Parish Council £2,000 for two defibrillators
  • Frodsham Castle Park Arts Centre £15,000 for a new elevator
  • Frodsham Film Society £2,796 for a new projector lamp

Dianne Walker (Panel Chairman) explained that Panel members considered the successful projects as clearly defined with a demonstrated need, were well thought out and are of significant benefit to the residents in the areas surrounding the Frodsham Wind Farm.

The Panel members will be monitoring the projects as they develop to ensure they meet the objectives and conditions set out in the signed award agreements.

Projects that were not awarded funding in this round have also been notified. Eligible schemes that were unsuccessful in this round may reapply for future rounds.

Dianne Walker also commented that some of the projects from 2017 are now reaching completion with photographs and reports on their progress available to view on the Marshes Community Benefit Fund web-site, Twitter and Facebook page.

For details of the Fund and information on the application process you can visit the website Applications for the next round of funds will re-open on 1 December 2018 and close on 29 February 2019.