Wryde Croft Wind Farm Community Fund

Wryde Croft Wind Farm is a 13 turbine project situated north east of Thorney, between Crowland and Parson Drove and north of the A47.

From 2016 the developer of the wind farm is making contributions of just over £50,000 pa over the lifetime of the wind farm into the Wryde Croft Wind Farm Community Fund.

Applications for funding are invited from not for profit constituted groups (not individuals) delivering charitable projects with public benefit for communities in the parishes listed below.

Map of Area and Eligible Parishes

The following parishes are eligible for Wryde Croft Farm Wind Farm grants:

  • Crowland
  • Fleet
  • Gedney Hill
  • Holbeach
  • Parson Drove
  • Sutton St Edmund
  • Thorney
  • Whaplode
  • Wisbech St Mary

Eligible projects must be in a 6km radius of the wind farm; the map below is centred on the wind farm's location:


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 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 £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, or overseas travel.

Funded Projects

15th Wisbech Scout Group received £2,188 for new camping equipment for their expeditions.

Guyhirn Football Club received £5,000 to replace the current changing facilities by building a brick building to replace the current portakabins and encourage more teams to play including women's and children's teams.

Whaplode Drove Badminton Club received £5,000 to improve the lighting in the Badminton and Social Hall by replacing them with LEDs.

Holbeach Drove Chapel received £7,129 to improve their kitchenette in order to provide refreshments for events and social gatherings.

Duke of Bedford Pre-School received £5,000 for outdoor play equipment.

Friends of Holbeach Parks received £7,500 to renovate Carter's Park in Holbeach with safe play equipment.