August 5, 2016

CoRE Legacy Fund

The current round of the CoRE Legacy Fund is now closed, the next round will reopen in the Autumn

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

The intention is to support North East 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 to develop the ability of communities to better manage the generation or use of energy.


Awards of up to £5,000 are anticipated 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.

Registered Charities, constituted sports clubs 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 in the North East of England as defined in the eligibility document.

The CoRE Legacy fund is supported by income from the community wind turbine on the northern outskirts of Berwick upon Tweed.

Wind Turbine


Organisation & 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
CAN

Warriors Community Projects
Parish Church Room, Embleton
Amble Development Trust
Greater Morpeth Development Trust
Allington House
Allen Valleys
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
Berwick Coastwatch