Working with communities
Once fully operational, Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm will bring with it community funding of £240,000 per annum over the operational lifetime of the wind farm, likely to be up to 25 years.
This flexible funding has the potential to significantly benefit communities both very local to the project and more widely across Swansea.
Proposals for the Community Fund
In 2014 innogy consulted on our proposals for the fund with some key local stakeholders. We also commissioned Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) to undertake a more detailed consultation exercise with communities within our proposed area of benefit for the local fund. The full SCVS report is available here.
You can read our full proposals, plus highlights from the consultation, along with more information about our next steps in developing the fund here:
Download Community Fund Structure Document
Download this document in Welsh here
Community Fund Administration
innogy is pleased to announce that the contract to administer the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund has been awarded to Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS). The fund, worth in the region of £6million over the expected 25 year operational lifetime of the project, will be open for application once the wind farm is fully operational (likely late 2018).
With a membership of over 250 local organisations, SCVS is the umbrella body for the third sector in Swansea. SCVS offers advice, guidance, information, development, training and representation services on all issues linked with voluntary activity. Throughout 2018, SCVS will work closely with innogy to continue developing the structure of the community fund. If you would like to be kept informed about the development of the community fund you can register your interest with SCVS by contacting Alyx Baharie, Development Officer, by email: email@example.com, or call 01792 544005 or write to: SCVS, 7 Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5NF.