Support for communities within a 10km radius of the Green Rigg Wind Farm

  • Grant Range: £250 to £5,000 and up to £9,000 in exceptional circumstances
  • Closing Date: midnight, Monday 30 August 2021
  • Apply Online

Who can apply?

Community and voluntary groups, schools or other such organisations based within ten miles of the Green Rigg Wind Farm. Priority is given to those that benefit residents from within a three-mile radius and from parishes that partly fall within the priority area: Birtley, Corsenside, Kirkwhelpington, Bavington, Chollerton.

How much can we apply for?

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available, with up to £9,000 in exceptional circumstances.

What can be funded?

  • Priority will be given to capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings. Running costs and revenue funding will only be considered in exceptional cases.
  • Requests that are charitable, educational, philanthropic and benevolent in purpose.
  • Grants to community and voluntary organisations and schools, for non-statutory purposes only.
  • Biodiversity and habitat conservation.
  • Energy conservation and increased use of renewables.
  • Other projects which are community-based and/or community-led.

Applicants should demonstrate that their project has community benefit and charitable aims and:

  • is run by local people for local people and involves users on their management committee,
  • engages as many people as possible, ensuring that users have a say in how the project is run,


  • meets identified local needs or issues

What will not be funded:

  • Individuals
  • Retrospective grants
  • Replacing statutory responsibility, for example school curriculum activities, road repairs
  • Political campaigns
  • Religious campaigns
  • Activities that could bring the Community Foundation and/or EDF into disrepute
  • Projects that generate income for personal gain
  • Repayment of loans or debts

To make an application, please click apply online above

The EDF Energy Green Rigg Windfarm Community Fund The EDF ER Green Rigg Windfarm Community Benefit Fund supports applications from community and voluntary groups working within a 10-mile radius of the Wind Farm, priority is given to those within a 3-mile radius.

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