Wingates Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

CAN is administering The Wingates Wind Farm Community Fund which opened for applications in June 2013  The fund  is expected to provide grants of approximately £30,000 per annum for the local community throughout the life of the wind farm. 

To date 39 grants totalling approximately  £69,000 have been awarded to a range of projects.  These include improvements to village halls, play parks and sports fields, new facilities and extra curricular activities for schools and play groups, support for local fairs and cultural& sporting activities.  A full list of grants to date can be downloaded here

Applications are invited from constituted voluntary and community groups, parish councils and schools carrying out projects which will  be of community benefit within the parishes of  Brinkburn & Hesleyhurst, Longhorsley, Netherwitton, Nunnykirk, and Rothley & Hollinghill.

Grants will normally be in the range of £250 to £2000 and can be used to support a wide range of activities including, education, culture, arts, science, sport, environmental protection, sustainable transport, improvements to community buildings etc.  Both capital and revenue costs will be considered.

£30,000 worth of funding is available  each year and applications will be considered at quarterly meetings. The application deadlines and meeting dates for 2017 are as follows:


Application Deadline          Mon 13th Aug          Meeting      Mon 4th Sept

Application Deadline          Mon 12th Nov           Meeting     Mon 4th Dec

Application Deadline          Mon 12th Feb          Meeting     Mon 5th March

Application Deadline          Mon 14th May          Meeting     Mon 4th June

If you would like to make an application please download the application form and guidance here:

application form

guidance for applicants

terms & conditions

If you would like advice on making an application or would like the application in a different format please contact:

Julia Plinston, Community Action Northumberland, Uniun Enterprise Building, Pegswood, Morpeth Northumberland NE61 6RG

Tel: 01670 517178   Email: