Hinkley Point C Community Fund

Funding is available now and you can read more about the HPC Funds and apply for funding at the HPC Funds website, here.


As part of the Section 106 Agreement for the construction of the Hinkley Point C Power Station, Somerset Community Foundation will be managing the Hinkley Point C Community Fund to help local communities mitigate the impacts of the development. 

The Section 106 Agreement sets out the scope of the fund as:

Mitigating the intangible and residual impacts of (Hinkley Point C) on the communities in (Somerset) through schemes, measures and projects which promote the economic, social or environmental well-being of those communities and enhance their quality of life”.

About our funding...

Somerset Community Foundation has three Hinkley Point C grant programmes, our Open Grants Programme for projects under £50,000 and projects over £50,000, Small Grants Programme and Strategic Grants Programme

To apply for HPC Funding, your project must be for the benefit of one or more communities in the county of Somerset experiencing residual and intangible impacts* as a result of the construction of Hinkley Point C. It may be designed to remove or reduce impact and improve the social, economic or environmental wellbeing of communities and improve quality of life.  

The Awards Panel oversees the HPC Community Fund. It includes representatives from local councils, EDF, SCF Trustees and three independent members. 

*A residual and intangible impact is typically one that is difficult or impossible to measure but is (or likely to be) felt or experienced by people, their community or in their local environment after other mitigation measures have been put in place

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