Awards of up to £5,000 are available, but there is some flexibility depending upon the funds available and the quality of applications. The fund will be flexible and is willing to consider imaginative and innovative projects that may be developmental in nature.
The CoRE Legacy Fund provides grants to support projects in the North of the county that will enable communities to reduce their energy consumption or help them benefit from renewable energy technologies.
The intention is to support North Northumberland communities through a wide range of renewable energy or demand reduction projects. This might mean installing equipment, undertaking a feasibility study or training, conservation and reduction of waste energy, education and public engagement work that develops the ability of communities to better manage the generation or use of energy.
Registered Charities, constituted sports clubs, village halls and community groups are eligible to apply, as are social enterprises demonstrating clear social and community value. The fund isn’t open to statutory agencies or local authorities and projects must be located within the area detailed on the map.
The CoRE Legacy fund is supported by income from the wind turbine, formerly owned by the Community Trust, on the northern outskirts of Berwick upon Tweed.
Organisations & groups that have benefitted from the Core Legacy Fund in the past:
Chatton Village Hall
St Mary’s Church Wooler
Berwick Community Trust
Bullion Community Resource Centre
County Durham Community Energy CIC (CDCE)
Gibside Community Farm Community Interest Company
Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust
Warriors Community Projects
Parish Church Room, Embleton
Amble Development Trust
Greater Morpeth Development Trust
Green Community Buildings
The Brown Bear
Wooler Tennis Club
Wooler First School PTA
1st Hirst Scout Group, Ashington
CAN (Community Action Northumberland)
BEA Energy Conference
Berwick Parish Church
Milkhope Centre, Seaton Burn
Tow Law Community Association
Berwick Bowling Club
Alington House Community Association