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.
When to apply?
The next deadline is 13th September 2021 for decisions at the end of September. The round will remain open and the next deadline will be 13th November 2021 for decisions mid-December.Apply - Grants under £2,000 Apply - Grants over £2,001