£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*.
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)
Projects and initiatives, with the following priorities:
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.
Examples Improvements to community buildings, i.e a new energy efficient boiler, insulation to help reduce the cost of bills, installing rainwater harvesting systems, energy saving bulb replacement schemes in community run buildings, swap shops.
Groups applying for this funding should be able to demonstrate how they meet the priorities. If planning permission is required this needs to be acquired before submitting a grant application. For larger grants you may be asked to provide additional information. See here for guidance.
Please ensure that you have read all of the information above and are eligible for the available funding before going on to the application stage.
Please apply by Tuesday 24th October for your application to be considered by the next decision panel.
If you require any help with your application then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our grants team by following the contact information below.
If you have any questions about applying to this fund then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you or call 0114 242 4294