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.
The Green Rigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Small Grant Programme at the Community Foundation would also welcome applications to support local charities and community organisations in the Fund’s area of benefit to respond to the outbreak and recover from the impact of the corona virus.
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?
Applicants should demonstrate that their project has community benefit and charitable aims and:
If you are applying for the costs of second hand equipment, your application must demonstrate why this represents better value than purchasing new equipment and how the equipment will be maintained.
If you are applying for funding towards heating or power generation, your application must demonstrate that renewable technology has been investigated as part of the project development.
What will not be funded:
How do I apply?
Applications can be made online at www.communityfoundation.org.uk. In exceptional circumstances, an application form can be posted to you; please contact us if you require a paper form.
When should I apply?
The Fund meets twice yearly, with applications welcome all year round. The deadline above is for applications to be considered in May 2020.