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Community Benefits Fund

Blackstone Edge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

£9,000 will be made available each year in grants until the Wind Farm ceases to operate.

The wind farm is situated in West Barnsley located at Blackstone Edge, the area of benefit is a 5km boundary of the wind farm site*.

  • this includes Dunford, Gunthwaite & Ingbirchworth, Thurlstone, Penistone, Upper Denby and parts of Holmfirth. (you may be asked to provide evidence of the number of beneficiaries you serve and where they reside as part of the application process)
  • projects outside the 5km boundary of the wind farm may also apply if the majority of the beneficiaries of the project/activity reside within the 5km area.

Who can apply?
Constituted, community or voluntary organisationsRegistered CharitiesLocal schools and collegesParish Councils
N.B. It is unlikely that panel will consider an application from a group if they have had a grant in the last 12 months.

All of the above must be benefitting the residents of the defined Area of Benefit (you may be asked to provide evidence of the number of beneficiaries you serve and where they reside as part of the application process)

What are the priorities for the fund?
Projects and initiatives, with the following priorities:

Advancement of education, culture or science Encouraging public participation in a sport involving physical skill and exertion.  The promotion of civic responsibility, volunteering, citizenship or community development Environmental protection or improvement Bio-diversity and habitat conservation;Energy conservation and sustainable transport options.

Who and what cannot be funded?
Town or Metropolitan Borough councils individuals the promotion of religious or political views to replace existing statutory provision (but such facilities could be enhanced e.g. Parks)against the interests of the developer or wind farm landowner(s) or anti-renewable energy/ wind farm activities retrospective funding – i.e. things or activities that either have already been paid for, or have already happened

You can also apply to the Blackstone Edge Wind Farm Low Carbon Community Fund – £100,000

Grants of £1,000 – £25,000 for projects or schemes that facilitate the use of energy-saving technologies in buildings used for community purposes within the area of benefit.

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Location: Yorkshire

Value: £1k - £25k

Deadline: Open

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Community Benefits Fund

Blackstone Edge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund

£9,000 will be made available each year in grants until the Wind Farm ceases to operate.

The wind farm is situated in West Barnsley located at Blackstone Edge, the area of benefit is a 5km boundary of the wind farm site*.

  • this includes Dunford, Gunthwaite & Ingbirchworth, Thurlstone, Penistone, Upper Denby and parts of Holmfirth. (you may be asked to provide evidence of the number of beneficiaries you serve and where they reside as part of the application process)
  • projects outside the 5km boundary of the wind farm may also apply if the majority of the beneficiaries of the project/activity reside within the 5km area.

Who can apply?
Constituted, community or voluntary organisationsRegistered CharitiesLocal schools and collegesParish Councils
N.B. It is unlikely that panel will consider an application from a group if they have had a grant in the last 12 months.

All of the above must be benefitting the residents of the defined Area of Benefit (you may be asked to provide evidence of the number of beneficiaries you serve and where they reside as part of the application process)

What are the priorities for the fund?
Projects and initiatives, with the following priorities:

Advancement of education, culture or science Encouraging public participation in a sport involving physical skill and exertion.  The promotion of civic responsibility, volunteering, citizenship or community development Environmental protection or improvement Bio-diversity and habitat conservation;Energy conservation and sustainable transport options.

Who and what cannot be funded?
Town or Metropolitan Borough councils individuals the promotion of religious or political views to replace existing statutory provision (but such facilities could be enhanced e.g. Parks)against the interests of the developer or wind farm landowner(s) or anti-renewable energy/ wind farm activities retrospective funding – i.e. things or activities that either have already been paid for, or have already happened

You can also apply to the Blackstone Edge Wind Farm Low Carbon Community Fund – £100,000

Grants of £1,000 – £25,000 for projects or schemes that facilitate the use of energy-saving technologies in buildings used for community purposes within the area of benefit.

Click here for more information

Location: Yorkshire

Value: £1k - £25k

Deadline: Open

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants