The Augean Community Fund
Many communities within a 10-mile radius of ENRMF in Northamptonshire and Thornhaugh Landfill near Peterborough have benefited from funding from the Augean Community Fund. Since the creation of the Community Fund, just over £4 million worth of grants have been allocated. Funding is available for organisations and community groups up to a maximum of £50,000 per application for a diverse range of community projects and initiatives.
In 2019 alone, nearly £450,000 worth of Community Fund grants were awarded. These were:
- Castor and Ailsworth Cricket Club, Replacement Electricity Generator and Cricket Outfield Roller - £11,47
- Barnack Parochial Church Council, Heating Project - £30,000
- Friends of Barnwell Country Park, Secure Compound Project - £50,000
- Folksworth, Washingley & Morborne Village Hall, Replacing Toilets and New Meeting Room - £50,000
- Gretton Baptist Church, Replacement Heating System and Rebuild of Side Rooms - £25,000
- Kings Cliffe Ex-servicemen’s Social Club, Refurbishment - £50,000
- Kings Cliffe & Area Community Sports Project Limited, Active Play Space - £25,205
- Oundle Rugby Football Club Ltd, Clubhouse Extension and Improvements - £49,000
- Preston Village Meeting, Refurbishment of Preston Pond - £21,700
- South Luffenham Parish Council, Recreation Ground Improvements - £19,082
- Southwick Shuckburgh Arms Community Pub, Furniture and Garden Equipment Refurbishment Project - £7,726
- Stamford Tennis Club, Floodlight Replacement - £8,175
- Sutton Parish Council, Nene Way and Sutton Village Recreation Ground Improvements - £12,000
- Thornhaugh and Wansford Parish Councils, Burial Ground Boundary Wall Repair - £5,000
- Thornhaugh & Wansford PCC, St Mary’s Replacement Lead Roof and Alarm - £31,500
- Ufford Park Cricket Club, Improvement of Outdoor Cricket Nets - £13,803
- Weldon Adrenaline Alley, Adrenaline Rhythm Training Centre - £43,943
The Augean Community Fund is administered by Grantscape with qualifying projects decided by the Kings Cliffe Environmental Association (KCEA) and the Thornhaugh Environmental Association (TEA), whose members are community volunteers who are best placed to represent local priorities.
Smaller grants, normally up to £5000, are also available through the East Northants Resource Management Facility (ENRMF) Fund, which was set up as part of the planning consent to accept Low Level Waste at the ENRMF site.
Unlike the Augean Community Fund, the ENRMF Fund can also be used towards overheads and salary costs for community projects and is also available to those within a 10-mile radius of the site, but with a preference to applications from within a 5-mile radius.
Since 2013, a total of 52 applications have been awarded funding to the value of £160,520.
The ENRMF Fund is currently administered by Northamptonshire County Council.