Community Cash for North Allerdale Groups

11th September 2013

Community organisations and partnerships within Silloth and the parishes of Home St Cuthberts, Holme Low and Holme Abbey are eligible to apply for grants from the Hellrigg Wind Farm Community  Fund.

RWE npower renewables contributes approximately £15,000 annually to support f the communities neighbouring the Hellrigg Wind Farm. The fund provides grants to support community, educational or environmental activities.

Cumbria Community Foundation was appointed by RWE npower renewables to manage the community fund, which was established in 2012.  Groups who benefited last year include Abbeytown Junior Football Club who received £7,500 to upgrade their community sports pavilion, Silloth & District Community Transport Ltd which received £1,000 for running the community bus and Abbeytown Youth Group who were awarded £4,000 for youth activities for rurally isolated young people.

Kathryn Harries from RWE npower renewables said: “Our Community investment funds provides a valuable, long term, sustainable and reliable source of income for the local communities that neighbour our developments. It is flexible funding that can address what is really important to communities and we’re delighted to see this funding making a difference to the communities surrounding our Hellrigg Wind Farm.”

Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive from Cumbria Community Foundation commented: “We are delighted to be working with EDF Energy Renewables, who like many businesses operating in Cumbria, are committed to finding ways to help their community.  This comes at a time when local charities need more support than ever.”

Applications must be received by Friday 18th October for a decision on 13th November 2013. For more information on the Hellrigg Wind Farm Community Fund or to apply please click here or email