Rusholme Wind Farm Fund

This grant scheme provides funding for the parish communities that surround the Rusholme Wind Farm in between Selby and Goole.

The 12 turbines have donated £1,000 per mega watt of energy to the scheme community benefit scheme since they began to generate power in August 2010. So far, a variety of local community and charitable projects – from the village’s play area to updating Airmyn’s Memorial Hall – have been supported by the scheme.

Funding is available for:

  • Projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions
  • Projects that encourage sustainable energy use
  • Energy efficient projects
  • General environmental projects
  • Community benefit and enhancement projects

Size of grants

Grants are available of between £250 and £4,000

Larger grants and multi-year funding (up to £15,000) will also be available for exceptional projects which can demonstrate significant community benefit

Who can apply?

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

The fund is available to voluntary and community groups and small charitable organisations based in and/or serving the communities of the parishes of:

  • Newland, Drax, Long Drax and Airmyn

How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Rusholme guidance notes 2020  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.

Please note: If you are sending your supporting documents in the post, please can we ask that they are NOT stapled. Thank you so much!

When to apply?

The fund will have the following deadlines for the upcoming year:

  • 26th September 2022
  • 20th January 2023

The applications recieved before those dates will be considered at a panel meeting 1 month later.

Apply - Grants under £2,000 Apply - Grants over £2,001

Recently awarded grants

Rusholme Wind Farm Successful Applicants 2019