Rusholme Wind Farm Fund

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

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

You can apply 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

We are now closed for larger grants.

However, if your needs are smaller, you can apply for micro grants of up to £1,000 at any time. Once you have applied, we aim to make decisions on micro grant applications within six weeks.

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
  • Airmyn

How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Rusholme guidance notes 2024 for  this grant scheme carefully.

Then complete the online form. However, please note there is a separate form for larger grants.

Finally, your application is complete only when we have received all your supporting documentation. You can attachment them to the online application. Or, email them to [email protected]

Posting documents

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?

Micro grants

You can now apply for up to £1,000 at any time.  Then we aim to contact you with a decision within six weeks of your completed application. If you are applying for an event, please apply at least six weeks before the event. This will give us time to process your application. And, if you are successful, make payment before your event.

Larger grants

We are currently closed for larger applications.  We will reopen the fund for larger applications in June 2024. Our next deadline is the 20th of August. After that, we will contact you with a decision by the end of October.



Apply for up to £1,000

Recently awarded grants

Rusholme Recently Awarded Grants

Rusholme Wind Farm Successful Applicants 2019