Rhyl Flats FAQs
Rhyl Flats Community Fund – FAQ
Why is CVSC managing this fund when the windfarm belongs to RWE ?
CVSC is totally independent of RWE and any conflicting issues. CVSC is also the official voice for the third sector in Conwy as are DVSC in their respective counties. CVSC has extensive knowledge, experience and contacts across the voluntary sector and is best placed to work alongside community groups, whilst also having experience in managing community grants of this type.
Will these be capital & revenue grants ?
Who is eligible to apply?
Community groups and voluntary organisations in the coastal areas of Conwy. These areas of benefit include Abergele, Pensarn, Colwyn, Eirias, Gele, Glyn, Kinmel Bay, Llanddulas, Llandrillo yn Rhos, Llysfaen, Mochdre, Pentre Mawr, Rhiw and Towyn.
Do applicants have to provide match funding?
No. However, any applications with match funding will be strengthened.
Can I obtain Welsh Language forms and advice ?
Yes. All grant administration procedures / forms are bilingual, and Welsh speaking staff are at hand
How long will be have to wait from start to finish ?
It depends on a number of things; how proactive the applicant is, how big and complex the project is, how much funding is required, what permissions are needed.
Who will decide which grant applications are successful?
We will bring together suitably qualified and / or experienced individuals from the area of benefit to form grant panel(s)
When will decisions be made ?
The grants panel will meet four times a year. Applicants will be informed of outcomes within 3 working days of meetings
Can this fund be used to buy land for a not for profit group?
Yes – provided the applicant can demonstrate the need, value for money and that the purchase price has been independently valued again to ensure best value
My group is outside the area of benefit, but a lot of my beneficiaries are from the area(s) of benefit – can I still apply?
Yes – provided the applicant can clearly demonstrate the potential beneficiaries of the project reside in the area of benefit.
Where can I get more information?