Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund open for 2022 applications

Date published: 08 January 2022

The annual Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund is now open for this year’s applications.

Community projects located within a 5km radius of the Crook Hill wind farm, crossing the border of Rossendale and Rochdale, will be eligible for funding, and a panel of local people will decide which applications the fund should support.

The construction of the 11-turbine Crook Hill Wind Farm was completed in 2015, with the development managers, Vantage Infrastructure, donating £35,000 on an annual basis for the operational life of the project, as the Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund.

The fund distributes £35,000 annually over the 20–25-year lifetime of the project, administered by national charity GrantScape.

There is a single application round each year and groups can apply for grants between £250 and £10,000.

The next closing date is 16 February 2022. Decisions will be announced in mid-May 2022.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit:

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