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Wind farm brings church chimes back to local village

The sound of tuneful church bells will return to a village near Doncaster thanks to funding from a local wind farm. Villagers at Hooton Pagnell are celebrating after a project to repair their 19th century church clock bells was awarded a grant from the community fund linked to Hampole Wind Farm. The community fund is […]

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Walney Extension Community Fund Consultation Events

Last week, more than 200 people joined us over three events in Grange-Over-Sands, Millom and Barrow-in-Furness, where we discussed project ideas for the Walney Extension Community Fund and sought peoples views relating to potential criteria for eligible projects. The events were a great success and we are looking forward to the remaining two events being held in Lancaster […]

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Gib Lane Community Fund Awards Grants

Decisions on the first round of the Gib Lane Community Fund have been reached. The successful groups to receive a share of the £10,000 annual pot this year are: Hulcott Parish Council Buckland Parish Council Bierton Lawn Tennis Club Aston Clinton Parish Council Bierton with Broughton Parish Council. Monies for the Community Fund are provided […]

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Coastal Recycling Community Fund Awards Grants

Eight highly deserving organisations in Devon are celebrating being awarded grants through the Coastal Recycling Community Fund. The successful groups to receive a share of the £71,500 available for this funding round are: Alwington Village Hall, Bideford BMX Club, Cullompton Cricket and Recreation Club, Huntshaw Parish Hall, Newton Abbot Royal British Legion, Petrockstow Parish Council, […]

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Steven Hargreaves (1952 – 2015)

We are sad to report the death of our founding Chief Executive, Steven Hargreaves. Steven started his working life with the Coal Board in his native Lancashire, but by 1996 was working for the waste management company Shanks & McEwan.  When the Landfill Tax was introduced, Steven spotted an opportunity which was of great interest […]

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Walney Extension Community Fund Public Events

The dates, times and venues for the Walney Community Fund public events have now been finalised and are as follows: Tuesday 9th February 12-3pm Victoria Hall, Grange Over Sands 4.30-7.30pm Millom Network Centre, Millom Wednesday 10th February 12-7.30pm The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness Tuesday 23rd February 2-7pm Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster Wednesday 24th February 12-5pm […]

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DONG Energy announces grants for community projects in Wirral

Local organisations around Liverpool Bay have been awarded grants as part of DONG Energy’s community benefit fund (CBF), while work continues on the company’s latest offshore wind farm. Fourteen groups, including Music in Hospitals and Lancashire Wildlife Trust will receive donations of up to £20,000 under round one of this year’s CBF. The grants form […]

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Ramsey Wind Farm – First Community Fund Grants Awarded

Nine highly deserving local organisations are celebrating being awarded grants through the new Ramsey Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. The successful groups to receive a share of the £40,000 annual pot this year are: Ashbeach Ladybirds Pre school, Ramsey And District Day Centre, Upwood Primary School, Bury Parish Council, The Nene Valley Gliding Club, St […]

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