Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Fund

  • Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Fund - RWE

Important Notice 

Applications are now closed and will reopen in July.

The RWE Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Fund supports projects benefitting local people within 3 miles of the Tween Bridge Wind Farm near Thorne, Doncaster.

RWE is the one of the largest renewable energy generators in the UK with a diverse operational portfolio of renewables including onshore wind, offshore wind, hydro and biomass.

Fund themes:

  • Local community
  • Fighting climate change and protecting the natural environment
  • Education and training
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Children and young people
  • Emerging local needs and emergency situations
  • Vulnerable or isolated older people.

How much can I apply for?

  • Most grants will be between £500 and £7,500, usually to be spent within one year
  • Grants of more than £7,500 in one year may be considered in exceptional circumstance
  • Multi-year grants of up £15,000 over 3 years will be considered

What can I spend the money on?

Anything that delivers the impact for your community and supports the fund themes, including:

  • Capital work (e.g., equipment, building works or repairs, provided you own or lease the building/land being built on or repaired), or
  • Revenue, including room hire, volunteer expenses, sessional staff or salaries (e.g., extra hours for an existing staff member, or a short-term contract)

Don’t forget to include a fair share of overheads like rent, utilities, and admin or management costs needed to support your project – but please show us how you have calculated this.

Bridging the gap

Funding from this programme has helped beneficiaries from young to the elderly in Doncaster.

You can read more stories in our Case Studies section.

Join In Local Life (JILL)

Funding of £3,051 provided JILL with much-needed support to ensure mother's and their children experienced a full range of activities, boosting their social interaction and helping them to venture out of their homes.

Ethel Trust

Ethel Trust hosted boat excursions with participants expressing feelings of pleasure at being out in the inland waterways environment, to see wildlife in a way not possible in their normal day to day environment.

Where can activities take place?

This fund exists to benefit people close to the Wind Farm, so it has a clear geographical limit, called the Area of Benefit.  All projects must benefit residents of the Area of Benefit to be eligible for funding.  

The Area of Benefit is a 3-mile radius around the Tween Bridge Wind Farm and includes:

  • Thorne and Moorends
  • Parts of Hatfield, Hatfield Woodhouse, Fosterhouses, Stainforth, Ealand, Fishlake, Crowle and Sandtoft and other settlements within the defined 3-mile radius of the wind farm boundary.

Applications from local organisations, based within the Area of Benefit, will be prioritised.

Applications from organisations based outside the Area of Benefit will be considered on a case-by-case basis. They must demonstrate clear benefit to residents of the Area of Benefit as well as a serious commitment to securing additional match funding, bringing additional resources into the area.

Application Support

Please read our guidance notes below, answering questions you may have about this programme.

You can contact South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau for help with your application or read their 'Making A Good Application' leaflet.

Tween Bridge Wind Farm Map Guidance Notes

- Who can or cannot apply?
- What can't be funded
- Asking for staff costs
- Match funding
- What happens after you apply?
- Reporting

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South Yorkshire Community Foundation - Top 10 tips

Ten tips from South Yorkshire Community Foundation to help with your funding application

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Contact Us

If you have any queries relating to this programme, please contact our Grants Officer Roz via the details below, who will be able to answer your questions.

Meet Roz

Roz works in the Grants Team and leads on a number of grant programmes available to not-for-profit organisations. Her working days are Tuesday to Friday.

Roz Richards

Grants Officer

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