Middlemoor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Location:

Priority will be given to applications that benefit individuals and communities within Eglingham. Applications from organisations located outside Eglingham will be considered as long as they are deemed to benefit the residents of the Parish.

Total Grants Available:

£100,000 + per year

Fund Provided by:

RWE

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, developed and operates the Middlemoor onshore wind farm.

Operational since September 2013, the 18 turbine wind farm located in Eglingham Parish, Northumberland, supplies enough clean energy to power 29,200 households.

RWE provides over £100,000 per year for projects that benefit individuals and communities within Eglingham Parish.

INDIVIDUALS can apply for grants between £250 and £2,500.

GROUPS can apply for grants between £250 and the maximum amount available each year (i.e. over £100,000).

There are three rounds, every 12 months, to consider applications over £2,500. The first round each year is in October after GrantScape has received the annual donation from RWE.

All grant applications, for individuals and organisations, requesting less than £2,500 will be fast tracked whereby a decision will be reached and notified within a month of the application submission.

As of 20 November 2023, the total amount available for grants, which includes all the grants already approved to date, is currently £160,737.

Project Location

Priority will be given to applications that benefit individuals and communities within Eglingham Parish.

Applications from organisations located outside Eglingham Parish will be considered as long as they are deemed to benefit the residents of the Parish.

The funding area is shown on the map below – please click the map to see the larger version:

Closing Dates

There are three funding rounds every 12 months, for organisations requesting over £2,500. The next three closing dates are:

Closing date:
24 January 2024
Decision by:
End March 2024
Closing date:
29 May 2024
Decision by:
End July 2024
Closing date:
25 September 2024
Decision by:
End November 2024
Grants Awarded

To find out which organisations were previously awarded grants, please click here

Advisory Panel 

A local Advisory Panel representing a range of community interests has been set up to help decide how to allocate the funding. Current members of the Panel are:

Peter Ridgway
David Alston
Aaron Blackmoor
Jamie Logan
Paul Mciver
Important Notes

The Middlemoor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund uses an online application process. Applications in other formats will not, therefore, be accepted. However, if you or a member of your group is not able to complete an online application form due to specific communication requirements, please contact GrantScape so that we can help you with alternative arrangements.

Applications requesting over £2,500, received after a closing date will automatically be submitted to the next funding round.

How To Apply

There are separate Application Forms for individuals and organisations. Please click the appropriate box below for the type of application you would like to complete and submit: