The Goole Fields Wind Farms Community Fund has opened a new fund to help local community groups and organisations during the cost-of-living crisis.

This fund is open for applications up to £5,000 in value and is designed to help community groups manage the unprecedented financial pressures that they and their service users are experiencing. The panel is taking a flexible approach to costs that are eligible for funding, covering both day-to-day running costs and the direct costs of delivering services.

The application form is simple and is available for awards up to £5,000, if the application is successful the grant is paid up front as with the current quick fix fund. There would be a requirement for grant recipients to complete an end of grant form on completion of the project.

These projects, large and small, range from improving community amenities and sports facilities to enhancing community services and activities. Awards have been made across the fund’s area of benefit (the Wards of Goole North, Goole South, Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland plus the Parishes of Kilpin, Laxton, Blacktoft).

An independent fund panel, made up of local volunteers, meets regularly to consider applications and to help shape the direction of the fund. The wind farm owners, RWE, contribute an annual donation of over £250,000 and the fund is facilitated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

How to apply

For more information on this and the Goole Fields Wind Farms Community Fund or to make an application (including to the new Community Cost-of-Living Crisis fund) visit


For any support or help with applying for the fund, please contact email


The fund is interested to learn if there is more it can do to support local community groups in the area, the Fund is asking as many local people as possible to complete a short, 5-minute survey HERE.

For further information on the RWE ‘s community funds please visit


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