Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund

Grants available to communities undertaking activities that contribute to reducing the effects of climate change and benefit the local community
Funded by an annual donation from E.ON UK, the Robin Rigg off-shore wind farm developer

Who can apply?
Voluntary or community groups or community partnerships that operate in West Allerdale (Workington to Silloth and inland to Embleton)*

Projects that:
• promote sustainable use of energy and energy efficiency
• encourage sustainable use of resources and reducing climate change
• support nature conservation
• address other community environmental needs identified in local community based plans

Examples of activities the Fund will support:
• energy efficiency improvements to community buildings
• practical workshops about reducing our energy consumption
• development of small scale recycling projects including furniture, clothing, and paint
• outreach services to rural residents, especially children and young and elderly people, that reduce the number of car trips to local towns

The Fund will not support:
• enhancement of habitat for sporting purposes
• playground or school ground improvements
• beautification competitions, e.g. villages in bloom
• computers or photocopiers
• individuals

How much can you apply for?
• £1,000 – £15,000
• capital costs will be one off grants, revenue costs may be paid over one to three years

* The following parishes and towns are included:
Allhallows, Allonby, Aspatria, Bewaldeth and Snittlegarth, Blennerhasset and Torpenhow, Blindbothel, Blindcrake, Bothel and Threapland, Bridekirk, Brigham, Bromfield, Broughton, Broughton Moor, Camerton, Cockermouth, Crosscanonby, Dean, Dearham, Dundraw, Embleton, Flimby, Great Clifton, Gilcrux, Greysouthen, Hayton and Mealo, Holme Abbey, Holme Low, Holme St Cuthbert, Little Clifton, Maryport, Oughterside and Allerby, Papcastle, Plumbland, Seaton, Setmurthy, Silloth, Waverton, Westnewton, Winscales and Workington

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Gary Higgs on 01900 825760 or email