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

From £200 to £5,000. Exceptional projects that demonstrate significant community benefit may apply for up £15,000

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 Wind Farm Fund 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 to this fund will be assessed on an ongoing basis subject to available funds. Decisions on awards in 2019/20 will be made in March, June, September and December.

Deadlines for applications to be considered at each meeting will be:

  • 19th August 2019
  • 11th November 2019

Applications received after these deadlines will go forward into the next decision making meeting.