Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund

Description: For the benefit of groups based in and for the benefit of people in the TR12 poscode area

Type: Project costs

Status: Open

Maximum: Grants range from £500 to £5,000. Higher grants might be awarded at the panels discretion.

Opening: 01/01/2018

Deadline: 02/09/2019

Notes: Applications to this fund will be reviewed on the 14/10/2019


Wind turbines have been generating renewable electricity at Goonhilly on the Lizard since 1993. In 2010 owner and operation REG Windpower completed a project to replace the 14 original machines with 6 modern turbines, more than trebling the clean energy output. The company strongly believes that local communities should benefit from hosting a wind farm. REG Windpower set up the Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund to support good causes local to the site every year of the wind farm’s working life. More information about REG Windpower can be found 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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