Community Benefits Fund

Welcome to Lancaster University’s Wind Turbine Community Benefits Fund webpage.  The Community Benefits Fund has been developed in order to share the benefits of Lancaster University Wind Turbine with the local community. 

The fund offers grants to local community groups to fund community and environmental projects in Lancaster District (south and east of the River Lune) and has £20,000 available for its third round of funding (2015-16).  There will be £20,000 available for grants in each subsequent annual funding round.

Applications for grants will be evaluated, and awards made by the Community Benefits Fund Steering Group, which is comprised of representatives from Local Parish Councils and Lancaster University.

How to Apply  

The Community Benefits Fund application form can be downloaded here.

Additional information on eligibility and how to complete the application form is provided in the ‘Community Benefits Fund Guidance Notes for Applicants’ which can be downloaded here

When to Apply

Entry for round 2 is now closed. Applications for funding for the Spring 2016 (Round 3) funding will be accepted from 1st December 2015 until 24th December 2015.  Decisions on funding awards will be made by February 2016.

Further Information

Detailed information on eligibility, the application process and completing the application form is provided in the ‘Community Benefits Fund Package Guidance Notes for Applicants’.   If you require further information please contact the Secretary to the fund by email at the following address:

Alternatively, please telephone 01524 593333 and ask to speak to the Secretary to the Community Benefits Fund Steering Group.