Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Fund

This grant scheme is for the benefit of the area around the Sixpenny Wood Wind in East Yorkshire, including Blacktoft, Eastrington, Gilberdyke, Hook, Kilpin and Laxton.

Administered by the Two Ridings Community Foundation on behalf of Greencoat UK Wind, this grant scheme is to benefit local residents affected by the construction and operation of the wind farm.

It will provide small grants for a variety of community projects that:

  • Enhance the quality of life for local residents
  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities
  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity

In this round in 2020, applications will also be accepted from groups meeting needs that have arisen as a result of the pandemic, and from organisations who are recovering from the effects of the pandemic.

Size of grants


Grants between £501 and £10,000 will be considered at a panel meeting once a year. For the current round, the fund will be open for applications between the 7th of September and the 23rd of October 2020, with a decision making panel held at the end of November.

The panel would prefer that, at a minimum, applicants should provide at least 10% of the total project cost. This could be financially through their own fundraising efforts or ‘in kind’ through the support of volunteers getting involved and giving their time. Volunteer time should be calculated at the living wage foundation rate of £9.30. Please ensure where ‘in kind’ costs are included in the budget this is clearly noted.

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 or serving the parishes of:

  • Blacktoft, Eastrington, Gilberdyke, Hook, Kilpin and Laxton

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 Sixpenny Wood 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 emailed to the office.

When to apply?

The fund is open for applications between the 7th of September and the 23rd of October 2020.


Recently awarded grants

Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Successful Applicants 2019

Areas covered