Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm Fund supports charities and community groups based within a ten-kilometre radius of the wind farm, and undertaking environmental, educational, community and charitable activities. This fund has its own criteria.
Cheyne Court Wind Farm Community Fund started in 2009 and is a joint venture between Kent Community Foundation and Sussex Community Foundation. Since then, the Fund has given out over £789,000 to almost 200 small Sussex charities and community groups who operate within ten kilometres of the wind farm which lies seven miles east of Lydd on Romney Marsh. The fund will last for the life of the wind farm (around 20 years) which means a total investment of over £1.2 million into local activities and projects in communities surrounding the site. As well as providing the fund, RWE Renewables UK covers all administration costs.
Hastings & Rother Credit Union – one of the groups funded by the Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm Fund to establish an organised, properly resourced and well publicised “outreach” centre of the Credit Union in Rye.