French Farm Wind Farm Community Fund

The French Farm Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund supports charitable projects that demonstrably benefit a material proportion of the local community by supporting their use and enjoyment of the local area and/or contributing to a positive community spirit.

Grants are available for projects benefiting local communities in the parishes listed below.

Please note - applicants MUST submit a letter of support for their project from their Parish Council. 

The French Farm Wind Farm Community Fund is supported by the RES Group, asset manager of the Wind Farm - click here for more information.

Map of Area and Eligible Parishes

The following parishes are eligible for French Farm Wind Farm grants:

  • Borough Fen
  • Crowland
  • Eye
  • Fleet
  • Gedney Hill
  • Holbeach
  • Newborough
  • Parson Drove
  • Sutton St Drove
  • Thorney
  • Whaplode

Eligible projects must be in a 5km radius of the wind farm; the map below is centred on the wind farm's location:

Funded projects

Golden Link Club received £400 to provide support towards the cost of new equipment, entertainment, and meals out for the elderly members of the group.

Crowland PCC received £2,000 to repair five windows on the north side of the church and fitting the exterior of these windows with wire mesh.


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 Adults At Risk.  If groups need help with the preparation of any of these documents or their constitution, please contact CCF who will refer you to organisations that are to help.

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 £4,000.

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, or overseas travel.