Supporting community organisations within 10km of the Barmoor Wind Farm.

  • Grant Range: £250 - £10,000
  • Closing Date: Sunday 14 March 2021
  • Apply Online

About the fund

The EDF Energy Renewables Barmoor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund at the Community Foundation makes grants to voluntary and community organisations based within a ten-kilometre radius of the Barmoor Wind Farm, with priority given to those within a five-kilometre radius.

The Fund will also consider applications from organisations based outside of the 10km radius, but they must clearly demonstrate direct benefit to residents living within the priority area.

Applicants can apply for a minimum of £250 and up to £10,000; grants of up to £20,000 may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Priority will be given to capital items with a tangible, lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings. Running costs and revenue funding will be considered in exceptional cases.

Applicants must demonstrate that:

  • the proposed project is run by local people for local people.
  • they involve users on their management committee.
  • they engage as many people as possible, ensuring that users have a say in how the project is run.
  • the proposed project meets identified local needs or issues.


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 non-renewable 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:


  • activities which are not charitable in law
  • Individuals
  • Activities that could bring the Community Foundation and/or EDF into disrepute
  • organisations that do not have adequate safeguarding arrangements
  • contributions to general appeals or circulars
  • religious activity which is not for wider public benefit
  • where the primary benefit is to enable a public body to carry out its statutory obligations
  • activities where the primary benefit is the advancement of animal welfare
  • activities which have already taken place
  • grant making, or equivalent gifts in kind, by other organisations
  • privately owned and profit-distributing companies or limited partnerships

How to apply

To apply online please click apply online above

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