Woolley Hill Wind Farm Community Fund

The 10MW wind farm at Woolley Hill Farm delivers green electricity for up to 8,000 UK homes

From 2015 the developer of the wind farm is making contributions over the lifetime of the wind farm into the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund.

Notes for Applicants

Applications for funding are invited from not for profit constituted groups (not individuals) delivering charitable projects with public benefit for residents in the following 7 Parishes

Alconbury; Alconbury Weston; Barham and Woolley; Buckworth; Easton; Ellington; Spaldwick

Organisations must have three or more independent people on their management committee, an up to date Equality Policy, a bank account with two or more independent signatures and a Safeguarding Policy if working with either children and/or vulnerable adults. If groups need help with the preparation of any of these documents or their constitution, please contact CCF who will put you in touch with Hunts Forum, the local Council for Voluntary Service.

If the group is an unincorporated voluntary body or not-for-profit Limited Company with an annual income over £5,000, it will need to be one of the recognised not-for-profit structures we support listed below, before applying for a grant:

  • Registered Charity
  • Exempt Charity
  • Excepted Charity
  • Parish Council
  • Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
  • Community Amateur Sports Club

If the group is a registered charity its submissions to the Charity Commission must be up-to-date.

Grants will be offered normally in the range of £250 to £5,000, although in exceptional circumstances higher sums may be considered.

Grants will not be made retrospectively so no commitment for expenditure should be made before the date of the grant offer letter. Funding will not be provided to support projects promoting political or religious views, for sponsored events or to cover expenditure considered to be a statutory responsibility. Grants will not normally be given to projects primarily concerned with animal welfare, medical research and equipment, or overseas travel.

Funded projects

Awards from the fund are listed below:

Spaldwick Carpet Bowls Club received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to provide replacement carpet bowls equipment, scoring frames, and a winding machine

Alconbury Parish Council received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to enhance the children's playground at Bramble End by installing a small roundabout

The Alconbury Carpet Bowls Club received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to purchase a two-carpet roller indoor bowls carpet handling unit because it is becoming increasingly difficult for members to lift and roll carpets by hand

Alconbury C of E Primary School received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to provide an interactive whiteboard and IT equipment for use by the wider community during training and events held in the community room

Buckworth Parish Council received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to fit flexible curtain sides to an outdoor canopy to provide a weather protected annex and continue installation of outdoor picnic benches

Alconbury Recreation Field Charity received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to purchase a new set of full size self weighted goals for use by Alconbury Football teams

The PCC of St Peter's Church, Easton received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to enable the installation of an audio visual system to extend the range of facilities and further enhance the use of the community facility

Ellington Playing Fields Association received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund towards the purchase of an open walled shelter with benches for public use

All Saints Church PCC, Buckworth received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to replace the lead roof on north aisle of Church

Alconbury CE Primary School received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to upgrade the provision of ICT equipment in order to ensure all pupils can receive high quality computing lessons

Alconbury Recreation Field Charity received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund towards the purchase of a new roller

Buckworth Parish Council received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to replace old and dangerous scrapped seating, increase the spring/summer/autumn usage and provide extra capacity for larger village events

Alconburys Youth Club received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to purchase a number of key items of entertainment and education equipment to ensure the ongoing viability of the Club

Ellington Parish Council received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to re-roof the village hall
Playtimes Playgroup received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to replace the main grass area with astro-turf to enable year round use

Alconbury Community Preschool received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to improve the preschool's outside area including a canopy to allow for use in all weathers

Huntingdonshire Association For Community Transport (HACT) received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to fund a sixteen seat disabled friendly vehicle for the community

The PCC of St Peter's Church, Easton received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to weatherproof the window in the kitchenette

The Alconbury Allotments and Gardens Association (AAGA) received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to fund additional water piping in the community allotments

Alconbury District Girlguiding received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to provide spaces for more girls and young women to experience girlguiding in their local area

Buckworth Parish Council received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to replace the gravel surface outside the entrance to Buckworth Cricket Club

Alconbury PCC project 21 received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to improve disabled access, build toilet and kitchen in an extension

The PCC of St Peter's Church, Easton received a grant from the Woolley Hill Farm Community Fund to purchase a suitable storage cupboard and chest matching the oak theme