Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Fund

This grant scheme is for the benefit of the area around the Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm in East Yorkshire. The villages of Blacktoft, Eastrington, Gilberdyke, Hook, Kilpin and Laxton are included as part of the scheme.

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

You can apply for a grant 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.

So if you run a community group, offer services to local residents or want to make good things happen in your local village, do apply.

Size of grants

We are now closed for grants of up to £3,000.

If your needs are smaller, you can apply for micro grants of up to £500, while funds allow. Once you have applied, we aim to make decisions on micro grant applications within six weeks.

Your contribution

The panel prefers that, at a minimum, you should provide at least 10% of the total project cost. You can do this financially through your own fundraising efforts, or ‘in kind’ through the support of volunteers giving their time. Please calculate volunteer time at the living wage foundation rate of £9.50. Lastly, where ‘in kind’ costs are included in the budget, please note this clearly.


Who can apply?

Before you apply, please read our ‘How to Apply’  page for information on general eligibility.

Small local charities and voluntary and community groups can apply. They must be based in or serving the parishes of:

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

Parish councils can also apply if the project is wholly charitable and falls outside of their usual remit.


How to apply?

Before you apply, please read the 2023 Sixpenny Wood Guidance Notes for this grant scheme carefully, because the guidance may change every year.

Then follow the link below to apply.

Finally, attach your supporting documents to your application. Alternatively, you can email them to the office. Your application is only complete when we have received all your supporting documents.

When to apply?

Up to £3,000

The fund is now closed for larger grants. We will be holding a decision making meeting in early December, and you will hear from us before Christmas.

Micro grants

We are not currently open for microgrants. However, funds allowing, we will re-open for microgrants in January.

We aim to respond with a decision within 4-6 weeks of receiving your fully completed microgrant application.

When you apply for a micro grant for an event, please apply six weeks before the event because this will give us enough time to process your application. Then, if you are successful, it will also give us enough time to make payment before your event.


Recently awarded grants

Successful applications Sixpenny Wood round two of 2022

Sixpenny Wood 2022 round one Successful Applicants

2021 Sixpenny Wood Successful applicants

Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Successful Applicants 2020

Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Successful Applicants 2019

Areas covered