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 set up by innogy Renewables UK Limited 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 of up to £500 are available all year round
Larger grants are available of up to £2,500, the deadline for this was 20th May 2019. Dates for 2020 will be published later in the year.
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, Menwith with Darley, 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 Knabs Ridge Guidance Notes for this grant scheme carefully.
Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or posted to the office as paper copies.
When to apply?
Applications for ‘micro’ grants of up to £500 can be made at any time throughout the year subject to available funding. Decisions are usually made 6-8 weeks after we receive an application.
The deadline for larger grants is 20th May 2019Micro Grant Application