Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund

Description: Supports good local causes in the TR12 postcode with a clear sustainability plan. Grants will range from £1,000 to £10,000. This fund will not support 100% project costs and would expect to see a contribution made by the group applying.

Type: Project costs

Status: Open

Maximum: Grants range from £1,000 to £10,000. Higher grants might be awarded at the panels discretion.

Opening: 21/03/2024

Deadline: 15/04/2024

Notes: The panel is to be arranged.


Wind turbines have been generating renewable electricity at Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard since 1993 and in 2010 the 14 original machines were replaced with 6 modern turbines, more than trebling the clean energy output. All involved with Goonhilly Wind Farm strongly believe that local communities should benefit from hosting a wind farm and the Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund has been made available to support good causes local to the site, for every year of the wind farm’s working life. For more information about RES who asset manage the wind farm click here.

  • To be eligible to apply your organisation must be based in and for the benefit of people in the TR12 postcode.
  • Core costs such as room rental and salaries may be considered if towards a specific project but not for ongoing costs of an organisation. The panel would like to see a clear sustainability plan in your application.
  • We would not normally expect to support projects for more than 2 years.
  • This fund will not support 100% project costs and would expect to see a contribution made by the group applying.

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