Red Gap Wind Farm Community Fund


Borough of Hartlepool

Total Grants Available:

c£70,000 available per year (for 25 years)

The Red Gap Wind Farm is owned and managed by Netro Energy Limited (originally developed by Airvolution Energy).

Red Gap Wind Farm has committed over £70,000 per year for community grants.

To qualify for a grant, your project will need to be located within the Borough of Hartlepool. However, priority will be given to applications within the Parishes of Elwick and Dalton Piercy which were the closest Parishes to the wind farm development when it was constructed.

The Fund

The Fund allows groups to apply for grants between £500 and the maximum amount of the annual fund.

There will be one application round to apply to each year. Additional rounds may be established if not all of the funding is allocated.

The next deadline date is Wednesday 21 May 2025, midnight.

Grants Awarded

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

Please click below to read the full criteria and details of how to apply:


Applications will be reviewed by the local Advisory Group that has been established to help decide how the grants will be allocated from the Fund.

The current AG structure is as follows:

  • 3 x nominated representatives from Elwick Parish
  • 3 x nominated representatives from Dalton Piercy Parish
  • 1 x nominated Elected Member representing the Rural West Ward
  • Elected Member appointed as Chair of the Regeneration Services Committee for HBC