Looking for funding for a community project?

One of our grant programmes may be able to help

Somerset Community Foundation are administering the Hinkley Point C Community Fund. Funding is available for the benefit of communities in the county of Somerset experiencing residual and intangible impacts, or opening up opportunities, as a result of the construction of Hinkley Point C.

Funding news

Members of Combwich Motor and Boat Sailing Club (CMBSC) can be seen below rowing their new gig. The CMBSC recently held a ceremony at Combwich Wharf, to launch their new fibreglass gig. Purchased with the aid of the HPC Community Fund, the new gig was named after founder of CMBSC, Bill Johnson.

Hinkley Campus, our on-site accommodation, opened its doors to HPC workers in June. The state-of-the-art 510-bed facility is the culmination of much hard work and collaboration from our supply chain contractors.

The facility managed by HOST, a newly established business consortium of local suppliers who have come together to service the campus accommodation, is in size comparable to Europe’s second-largest hotel establishment (when Sedgemoor Campus also comes online later this year).

The following Hinkley Point C Community Funds are available:

Strategic Grants Programme

This initiative addresses the effects the Hinkley Point C project has on the community and is often focussed on a particular topic. In future, it will expand to include consideration of bids from the full range of community projects.

Small Grants Programme

Grants of up to £5,000 or, in exceptional circumstances, £10,000 over three years, are available to charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that normally operate on less than £100,000 each year. Grants will be awarded for projects, measures or initiatives that help to mitigate impacts felt in your community from the construction of Hinkley Point C.

HPC Community Impact Mitigation Fund

The HPC Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund, administered by West Somerset Council, has had great take-up by local organisations, with almost £6m of grants awarded to support the delivery of valuable community projects in Somerset. Owing to its popularity, expressions of interest significantly outweigh the funds we have available; therefore the fund is closed to new expressions of interest. 

To find out more, please visit: hpcfunds.co.uk

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