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North Hoyle Wind Farm fund

The North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm fund will invest over £1.5 million into local community activities and projects over the lifetime of the wind farm.  This fund benefits the communities of Rhyl, Prestatyn and Meliden.

In 2013 the annual fund, which is index linked in line with the retail price index, was worth over £81,982.

The North Hoyle Community Fund is administered by the Denbighshire Coastal Partnership, a trust registered with the charity commission (registration number 1123433). All applications are received and considered locally. For the Rhyl area these are considered by the Rhyl Community Partnership. The Prestatyn and Meliden areas are considered by the Prestatyn and Meliden Community Partnership.

Each Community Partnership is a fully constituted group and is made up of local volunteers, representing the town council, voluntary sector, local business community, residents associations and police. Each year the fund is split equally between the two community partnerships.

For details of how to apply, and an application pack, please contact:

Rhyl, Prestatyn & Meliden Community Partnerships
c/o Tynewydd Community Centre
Tynewydd Road
Rhyl
Denbigshire
LL18 3RD
E-mail: rhylcommunitypartnership@yahoo.co.uk

25 grants were made in 2013 to support community projects in Rhyl including:

  • £2,250 to Bedford Street Community Company to pay for the service of 2 sessional workers, experienced in hosting music work-shops.             
  • £5,000 to the Benefits Advice Shop to increase the working hours of a representation officer from part to full time to deal with increased demand.
  • £700 to British Heart Foundation Cymru to fund a defibrillator within Rhyl and emergency life support training.      
  • £1,000 to Cruse Bereavement Care Ltd to support administration costs freeing up volunteer time to  counsel clients.
  • £5,000 to Rhyl Community Association towards the refurbishment of Fforddlas Community Centre which is situated in one of Wales most deprived wards.
  • £300 to Rhyl Tynewydd Townswomen's Guild to support transport costs and trip to pantomime.


16 grants were made in 2013 to support community projects in Prestatyn and Meliden including:

  • £2,125 to Denbighshire Learning Disability Forum to fund two semi recumbent Trikes.
  • £1,100 to Prestatyn Town Ladies Football Team   to fund training courses for leaders and equipment.
  • £2,160 to Prestatyn Youth Arts Festival to finance a series of craft fairs in the run up to Christmas 2013
  • £4,000 to Ysgol Clawdd Offa to develop an eco-garden.
  • Prestatyn Carnival Association, £2,745 towards publicity and essential equipment.