The community energy fund has been designed to retain all surplus income from the Feed In Tariff, for the benefit of the local community. Energise Barnsley directors have modelled paying out a minimum of £10,000 per annum starting from year two, after an initial £20,000 in year one. The directors took the decision to have an overall lower community fund in total, by paying out regular sums from the outset, instead of waiting until the last years of the project to amass a community fund higher in total, but less in real terms. Any remaining cash surplus will be paid into the community energy fund. Allocation of the yearly contribution to the Community Fund, and the chosen beneficiaries of the community fund will be subject to a vote by members at the AGM in October 2016. Ahead of this, and in order to engage the local community, who are set to benefit from the community energy fund, there will be the opportunity for local enterprises to apply for an initial £20,000 fund from June 2016.