The funds local community groups, voluntary organisations and environmental projects within the boundaries of Banks Renewables wind farms and Banks Mining surface coal mines.

Banks Renewables is committed to generating power from renewable technologies such as onshore wind farms and solar farms.

Banks Mining develops, operates and restores surface coal mines in a modern, safe, responsible and efficient way through out the north of England and Scotland to the highest possible standards.


Armistead Wind Farm Community Fund

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to the five parishes of Old Hutton, New Hutton, Killington, Preston Patrick and Mansergh. Projects outside of these areas may be eligible if it can be shown that they benefit local people from these five parishes.

Bradley Community Fund

The Banks Bradley Community Fund aims to support projects and groups operating in the areasurrounding Bradley surface coal mine. Priority will be given to groups and projects in the area of benefit i.e. Leadgate and Medomsley and Dipton in County Durham.

Brenkley Lane Community Fund

Banks Brenkley Lane Surface Coal Mine Community Fund provides grants to community groups, voluntary organisations and the local community in the area of Banks Brenkley Lane Surface Coal Mine.  Eligibility will normally be restricted to the wards of Castle Ward of Newcastle upon Tyne, where the priority will be for projects in the villages of Dinnington, Brunswick, Hazlerigg, and the Brenkley and the Ponteland East Ward of Northumberland, where the priority will be to fund projects in the Stannington, Milkhope, Blagdon and Horton Grange area.

Hazlehead Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to the parish of Dunford.  Projects outside of this area may be eligible if it can be shown that they benefit local people from Dunford Parish.

Heysham South Wind Farm Community Fund

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to the parishes of Heaton-with-Oxcliffe, Heysham, Middleton and Overton. Projects outside of these areas may be eligible for support if it can be shown that they benefit local people from these parishes.

Hook Moor Wind Farm Community Fund

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to the parishes of Aberford and Micklefield. Projects outside of this area may be eligible if it can be shown that they benefit local people from Aberford and Micklefield parishes.

Lambs Hill Wind Farm Community Fund

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to Stillington & Whitton, Bishopton, Foxton, Great Stainton, Little Stainton, Grindon, and Bishopton Crossings Projects outside of these areas may be eligible if it can be shown that they benefit local people from the named areas.

Marr Wind Farm Community Fund

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to the parishes of Barnburgh, Brodsworth, Hickleton, High Melton, Marr, and Sprotbrough & Cusworth. Projects outside of these areas may be eligible if it can be shown that they benefit local people from these parishes.

Moor House Wind Farm Community Fund

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to the Darlington Borough Council area with priority given to projects located in and benefiting local people in Sadberge, Bishopton, East and Newbiggin, Little Stainton, Great Stainton, Great Burdon, Barmpton, Brafferton and areas of Whinfield, Harrogate Hill, Beaumont Hill and Coatham Mundeville who are on the north of the A1150 and east of the A167. Projects outside of these areas may be eligible if it can be shown that they benefit local people from the named areas above.

Penny Hill Wind Farm Community Fund

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to the parishes of Aston, Thurcroft, Treeton, Ulley and Whiston. Projects outside of these areas may be eligible if it can be shown that they benefit local people from these parishes.

Kype Muir Community Fund – South Lanarkshire

The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility are restricted to 10km radius of the wind farm; Strathaven & Glassford; Stonehouse; Lesmahagow; Sandford and Upper Avondale community councils and Blackwood, Kirkmuirhill and Boghead community council area.

Please note, Expression of Interest forms must be submitted before the dates listed below:

AreaRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4


Strathaven & Glassford
20th Aug 201919th Nov 201918th Feb 202019th May 2020
Stonehouse12th Aug 201911th Nov 201910th Feb 202011th May 2020

Lesmahagow
8th Aug 20197th Nov 20196th Feb 20207th May 2020
Sandford & Upper Avondale8th Aug 20197th Nov 20196th Feb 20207th May 2020