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

You can apply all year round for micro grants of up to £500, if the funds permit. Once you have applied, we aim to make decisions on micro grant applications within six weeks.

We will consider grants of £501 to £10,000 at a panel meeting once a year. If you are applying for over £3,000, please show that this is an for exceptional project and can demonstrate significant community benefit.

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 Sixpenny Wood Guidance Notes 2021 for this grant scheme carefully, because the guidance may change every year.

Then follow one of the links below to apply.

Finally, attach your supporting document 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?

Grants up to £10,000

The fund is open for grants of up to £10,000, so you can apply now. We have extended the deadline to the 4th of November 2021. After that, we will let applicants know a decision in mid December.

Micro grants

The fund is open for micro grants of up to £500 throughout the year.

There is no deadline for micro grants, so we accept applications at any time.

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.


Apply for a microgrant Apply for up to £10,000

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Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Successful Applicants 2019

Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Successful Applicants 2020

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