Chiplow Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

*Open for applications now*

Applications can be submitted at any time while the Fund is open, and decisions will be made on a quarterly basis in March, June, September and December.

We will be carrying out some updates and improvements to our website and online systems – to make sure that doesn’t affect applications, we will be closing all our Funds temporarily from 5pm on 24 August and re-opening week commencing 3 September.

If you have already started an online application and will be working on it through this period you will not be affected. 

The purpose of the Fund is to support voluntary and community organisations operating near the Chiplow Project – a 4-turbine wind farm project located at Syderstone in Norfolk.  This is defined as within a 10 mile radius from the location of the Chiplow Project (PE31 8SR).  Projects from further afield can be considered provided the project can clearly show that it will make a difference to those living and working within the eligible area.   Priority will be given to projects that will offer the widest community benefit and actively involve local people. 

There is no stated minimum/ maximum grant that can be applied for, but please note £18,000 is available per year from the Fund in total. 

The Fund is managed by Norfolk Community Foundation on behalf of Chiplow Wind Farm Limited.

Who can apply
Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in the eligible area can apply. This includes Churches/ PCCs and Parish Councils where the project is clearly community focused and inclusive.

Please refer to our FAQs for specific guidance on the types of organisation/ project that are eligible to apply. Please note the specific guidance in the FAQs for Social Enterprises/ CICs.

Schools are not eligible to apply.

How to apply
Norfolk Community Foundation has launched a new way to apply online, which enables applicants to complete more of the process entirely online if they wish.  If you have any problems at all using the new system please contact the Grants Team for support. 

If you are using an old version of eg. Internet Explorer you may find it helpful to download a copy of Google Chrome to ensure you have the best experience – this browser is free to download here  

Making an online application:

Step 1 – Complete the online application form by clicking on the link below.  The new form enables you to upload various pieces of supporting information to complete your application. You can still send some or all of your supporting information separately by email or by post if you wish.

Step 2 – Ensure that Norfolk Community Foundation receives your online form, and all supporting information needed to consider your application.

Click here to begin an online application

For enquiries please contact the Grants Team on 01603 623958 or email 



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