Community Investment Fund
Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm will deliver a community investment fund of up to £768,000 per annum, index linked, that will become available once the wind farm is fully operational which is expected to be late 2019. This means a total investment of more than £19 million over the lifetime of the wind farm.
A consultation period was held for the fund, where a survey was made available giving local residents an opportunity to have their say on how the fund will operate. We were delighted to see how many local people engaged in the process. The consultation period has now closed and we have analysed the results. A summary of the results can be found here:
Clocaenog summary results [Welsh Version]
After careful consideration of the consultation results the area of benefit for the fund has been finalised. A map of which can viewed here: Clocaenog Community Fund Area of Benefit Map
A full explanation of the funding zones can be found in the results summary.
innogy has committed to appoint a fund administrator through an open procurement process. A tender brief can be found below, along with an Expression of Interest Form for organisations wishing to apply to administer the fund. The closing date for expressions of interest is the 7th June.
Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Community Investment Fund Tender Brief [English Version]
Clocaenog Forest will remain open during construction, however sections of the forest will be subject to formal closures, and restrictions to public access will apply for health and safety reasons.
The area of the forest where construction will be taking place, and the open public right of ways are shown in the map below.