Knabs Ridge Wind Farm Community Fund

The Two Ridings Community Foundation manages community benefit funds provided by alternative energy suppliers as part of their developments. One fund run by RWE Renewables is the Knabs Ridge Wind Farm community benefit fund near Harrogate, which supports local projects identified by local people.

The Knabs Ridge Fund has funded refurbishments and renovations to community buildings, as well as new equipment for playgroups, drama clubs, sports facilities and play areas.

The Fund has also helped counter the ‘digital divide’ by financing public internet and computer access to  Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall.

Size of grants

Micro-grants are available of up to £500, throughout the year (funding allowing).

Who can apply?

Please read our ‘How to Apply’ page for information on general eligibility.

The fund is available to small local charities and voluntary and community groups based in the parishes of:

  • Felliscliffe, Hampsthwaite, Birstwith, Norwood, Darley and Menwith, Haverah Park with Beckwithshaw and Fewston.

In addition parish councils can apply provided that the proposed project is wholly charitable and falls outside of their usual remit.


How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Guidance Notes 2021 for this grant scheme carefully.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or emailed to the office.

When to apply?

The fund is open for micro grants.

There is no deadline and we are accepting applications at any time.

We aim to respond with a decision within 4-6 weeks of receiving your fully completed application.

If you are applying for a micro grant for an event, please make sure you apply at least six weeks before the event. This will give enough time to process your application, and if you are successful, make payment before the event.

Apply up to £500

Recently awarded grants

Knabs Ridge Successful Applicants 2018

Knabs Ridge Successful Applicants 2019

Knabs Ridge Successful Applicants 2020

Knabs Ridge Successful Applicants 2021

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