the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.
The Bright Green Community Trust (BGCT), has been launched to provide grant funding for projects, across the Holme Valley Parish and the Graveship of Holme. This fund has been set up by HoTTWind@Longley Ltd, a community benefit society that operates a wind turbine which supplies green electricity to Longley Farm, near Holmfirth.
The fund will ensure that the community wind turbine, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant benefits to local people. The BGCT Fund will be administered by One Community, the Community Foundation for Kirklees.
Funding must directly benefit local community projects and initiatives, such as:
All projects must be community-based, reduce carbon emissions and contribute towards a more sustainable future for the Holme Valley community.
Applications are invited up to £2,000 (and can also be part of a contribution towards a higher cost project). Larger grants may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded at the discretion of the grants panel. Projects must be within the Holme Valley Parish boundary, (incorporating the Graveship of Holme), see the map on the One Community website.
The fund will open to applications on Thursday 9 February, with a deadline for applications of Thursday 13 April. Funding grants will be awarded in May, 2017.