August 5, 2016

CoRE Legacy Fund

The CoRE Legacy Fund provides grants to support projects in the North of the county that will enable communities and their resources to reduce their energy consumption or help them benefit from renewable energy technologies.

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 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 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
BEA Energy Conference
Warriors Community Projects
Parish Church Room, Embleton

Amble Development Trust
Greater Morpeth Development Trust
Allington House
Allen Valleys
Green Community Buildings
The Brown Bear
Alington House Community Association
Tow Law Community Association
Milkhope Centre, Seaton Burn
Wooler Tennis Club
Wooler First School PTA

1st Hirst Scout Group, Ashington
CAN (Community Action Northumberland)
Berwick Parish Church
Berwick Coastwatch
Tweedmouth Rangers
Berwick Bowling Club
Tweedmouth Bowling Club
Norham Development Trust
Horncliffe Community Pub
Glendale Gateway Trust
Berwick and District Cancer Support Group