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
Larger grants are available of up to £2,500. The opening date for the second round of 2020, for needs relating to the Coronavirus crisis only, is the 4th of August.
We are not currently accepting further applications for micro-grants in order to allow this second round of the main fund to take place.
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 2020 Round 2 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?
Micro grants are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis.
The opening date for the second round of 2020, for needs relating to the Coronavirus crisis only, is the 4th of August. The deadline for this round is 29th September 2020. All applications, regardless of size, will be considered after the deadline at a panel in October.