The local community will benefit from community funding that will run throughout the lifetime of the wind farm, bringing over £250,000 of investment to the area annually.
A new Community Interest Company is being established which will run the fund. Following a review of the findings of the consultation with the local community carried out by Community Action Northumberland, Ray Wind Farm Community Fund Community Profile Report, the priorities for the Fund have been established, with three key strands to its work:
- A charitable grants scheme – the Vattenfall Ray Wind Farm Small Grants Programme. Click here for further information.
- The improvement of infrastructure to support the social and economic sustainability of the area – such as internet, mobile phone coverage and community transport.
- A legacy fund to maintain the benefit to the area long after the support from the Wind Farm operator has ceased.