Community Fund for Kilsby Criteria

Fund Overview

Daintree Wind Farm Ltd at M1 J18 has committed £12,000 each year into a Community Fund, which is split equally between the Parishes of Crick and Kilsby in Northamptonshire.

The Fund will allow groups to apply for grants between £250 and £6,000. There will be one application round to apply to each year. Additional rounds will be established if all the funding is not allocated.

The Fund’s criteria will be reviewed every year.

Grants Awarded

To find out which organisations were previously awarded grants, please click here

Project Location

Projects for which grants are requested must be located in the Parish of Kilsby.

Project Purpose

Priority will be made available for:

  • Energy efficiency or renewable energy projects, such as insulation, efficient boilers or small scale renewable energy installations.
  • Training or education projects, especially vocational training for unemployed young people under the age of 25 years old.
  • Projects for school age children, or older people.
  • Any other community projects for the benefit of residents of the local area.
Eligible Organisations

Eligible Organisations, who can apply for funding include:

  • Voluntary, community groups
  • Parish Council
  • Schools and educational establishments
  • Social enterprises (including credit unions, co-operatives, social firms, community owned enterprises, community interest companies and development trusts) provided they operate on a not-for-profit basis.

Applicants need to have a written constitution, a set of rules, or a governing document and a bank or building society account held in the name of the organisation in place before applying for a grant. If you don’t have these please consider asking if the Parish Council can apply on your behalf.

Applicants can apply for further grants each year, however, they may not receive priority over organisations that have previously been turned away or those who are applying for the first time.


Grants will not be available for:

  • Commercial organisations
  • Private membership-based sports clubs and facilities unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction (e.g. not membership by nomination organisations).
  • Projects that benefit individuals
  • Projects that are narrowly religious in focus or that support a party political campaign or cause
  • Funding core costs in organisations, e.g. running costs, administration costs, building rental costs etc (note: salaries that are directly attributable to the running of the project are permitted but only for the duration of the project)
  • Retrospective funding (i.e. funding can only be requested for works that will begin / expenditure that will be incurred AFTER our funding decision has been made and a formal grant Contract issued)
  • Works considered a statutory responsibility, such as scheduled transport services, works to public highways and public car parks.
Judging Criteria

The main criteria used when assessing applications received will be:

  • The social, economic and environmental benefits which will result from the project.
  • The level of community support for and involvement in the project

Other factors will also be considered which must be demonstrated in the application:

  • The ability of the applicant to deliver the project
  • How the work will be continued after the project has been completed, i.e. its sustainability and legacy
  • Value for money

If, after reading the above, you are confident that your project meets the criteria, please click Next, below:

Applications will be reviewed by the local Advisory Group that has been established to help decide how the grants will be allocated from the Fund.

There is currently a vacancy on the Kilsby Panel, so if you live in the Parish and are interested in helping decide how best this money should be awarded, please contact Matt Young. or 07963 987657

Below is a list of the current Advisory Group members:

  • Liz Rochford
  • Richard Linnell
  • Julie Bunyan
  • Bob Gent