Galloper Wind Farm Fund open to applications

January 26, 2017

Galloper Wind Farm Fund open to applications

The Galloper Wind Farm Fund (GWFF) is now open for applications. The fund aims to contribute to the appearance, setting, conservation, amenity, accessibility and enjoyment of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB and the area defined as within a 5km radius of Sizewell (the location of the Galloper substation).

The GWFF will make £187,000 available over 17 years, to be paid at £11,000 per annum to Suffolk County Council and grants of 100% can be awarded towards project costs. The fund will launch in April 2016 for projects undertaken in the year April 2016 to March 2017. The deadline for applications for the first round of funding is set for the 22nd of March.

The fund is administered by Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB on behalf of Galloper Wind Farm Ltd. A panel including representatives from Galloper Wind Farm Ltd, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Leiston Town Council will meet once a year to assess projects and award grants.

For more information and advice about the GWFF, please contact Cathy Smith at Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB, on 01394 445225 or emailAONBgrants@suffolk.gov.uk

Application forms can be downloaded athttp://www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org/grants-and-funding/galloper-wind-farm-fund-gwff/

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