Community Benefits Fund

The Community Benefi ts Fund has been developed to share the benefi t of the wind turbine with local communities in the Lancaster District by providing grant funding for community and environmental projects.

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 up to £20,000 available for its seventh round of funding (2020-21).

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

Download the Community Benefit Fund Application form.

Additional information on eligibility and how to complete the application form is provided in the Community Benefits Fund Guidance Notes for Applicants.

When to Apply

Applications for funding for the 2020 (Round 7) funding will be accepted from 1st December 2019 until 30th March 2020. Decisions on funding awards will be made by May 2020.

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.