Community Benefit Fund
Rampion intends to be a good neighbour by playing an active and supporting role, and being of benefit, to the local communities in which it works and impacts.
In addition to the direct relationships it has with numerous groups and organisations near its Newhaven base and across the region, the organisation also has a defined £3.1 million Rampion Community Benefit Fund. The fund has been launched to support projects which benefit the Sussex community
This is a voluntary commitment to support projects from Littlehampton in the east to Beachy Head in the west and north from the coast to Twineham.
It aims to make a real difference to the local communities through its support of projects with links to environment and ecology, climate change and energy, and improved community facilities. Priority will be given to projects which benefit disadvantaged people and communities.
There are specific ring-fenced funds for East Worthing and Lancing, as well as for the onshore substation community near Twineham.
This is to recognise the two onshore areas where the project has had a greater presence. It is also in part to show appreciation to the local communities there, for their engagement and support throughout the development and construction of the wind farm.
Sussex Community Foundation
The Fund will be managed by the Sussex Community Foundation and more information about it can be found on this Rampion Fund Factsheet.
To ensure as many people are aware of the fund as possible Rampion has been spreading the news through various media outlets including local newspapers, publications and websites with articles such as this one with The Living Coast.