Marshes Community Benefit Fund announces the success of the first round of Community Projects | Community projects near the Frodsham Wind Farm share £60,000 in the first round of awards this year.

The Marshes Community Benefit Fund (MCBF) Panel closed the entries in February 2017 for the first £60,000 of the annual £120,000 community payments made by Frodsham Windfarm Limited.

The application process attracted a lot of interest with seventeen applications totalling just over £200,000 competing for the initial tranche of funding available (£60,000). 

The independent panel of local residents have been busy over the last couple of months assessing the applications and clarifying details of the shortlisted community projects to ensure that they are capable of being delivered in accordance with the requirements of the Community Benefit Fund constitution.x

The panel have notified seven applicants, within the Marshes CBF eligible area, that their projects have been successful totalling £60,000.  The largest project has been awarded £30,000 and the smallest £250.

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

Details of the projects will be released on the Marshes CBF website over the next few weeks, once the grant agreements have been signed.

Dianne Walker (Panel Chairman) explained that Panel members are all volunteering their time and have been working hard over the last two months reviewing the applications and are looking forward to seeing the successful projects being developed, to benefit the residents in the areas surrounding our new wind farm. The panel have been very pleased with the high quality of applications received