Community Benefits Fund

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 fifth round of funding (2017-18).  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  

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 2018 (Round 5) funding will be accepted from October 2017 until 31st January 2018.  Decisions on funding awards will be made by March 2018.

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.