Local Grant Funding from enfinium now available
01 Mar 2023 by Stuart Ashmore
- Funding Opportunities
Kelvin is an “energy from waste” facility in Sandwell that is currently under construction, having been granted planning consent in September 2019 and acquired from developer Verus Energy in 2021.
When operational, it will divert 395,000 tonnes of non-recyclable household and business waste from landfill or export overseas. Instead, it will use residual waste to generate 44MW (gross) of renewable baseload energy per annum, equivalent to the needs of more than 95,000 UK homes.
As part of its commitment to be a good neighbour to the communities in which it operates, enfinium is providing a community benefit fund for local groups and organisations.
The £50,000 fund is available during the construction phase, which has now started and will complete in 2025.
IMPORTANT: applications will be accepted from projects or organisations that directly benefit Kelvin’s ‘host communities’ – the electoral wards of Greets Green and Lyng. Applications will also be considered from the West Bromwich Central and St. Paul’s wards.
Whilst organisations based in wards outside those listed above may apply, there has to be very clear evidence of how the funding will have a beneficial impact on the ‘host communities’ (above).
What are the criteria?
Applications must demonstrate one or more of the following:
- Environmental benefits, for example the promotion of clean energy, waste reduction and / or recycling improvement
- Improved standards of health, safety and wellbeing
- Enhancement of the wider community, including skills and educational development, environmental improvements and activities that improve community cohesion.
You can find out more information, and download an application form, by clicking HERE.