These are the community funds currently open for application, and those recently closed. Click on the heading to see more information and, where appropriate, download an application form.

 

Summary of dates for 2017 Awards

Fund Open Close Decisions made by
St Breock       1st Dec 2016       17th Feb 2017      End of March 2017
Pengelly 1st Apr 2017 31st May 2017 End of June 2017
Nanstallon 1st Apr 2017 31st May 2017 End of June 2017
Treworder 1st July 2017 31st Aug 2017 End of September 2017

 

Current funds open for application

 

St Breock Wind Farm 2017

The £50,000 St Breock Wind Farm community fund is open for applications from 1st December 2016.

In its second year, over £50,000 is available for not-for-profit community projects that benefit people in St Breock, Withiel, St. Wenn, Wadebridge, Egloshayle, St. Issey and St. Columb.

In 2016 money was given to a very wide range of projects, from specialist support services for women to energy-efficient LED lighting in a community centre; from lighting equipment for a local theatre club to young peoples’ events at Cornwall Folk Festival; from support to Forest Schools to replacing broken equipment in a village playground.
These and many more fantastic and worthwhile projects, all generated by local people, received support from the fund

The closing date for applications is 17th February 2017.

For an application form and full details:

Organisations that applied for the fund in 2016 are very welcome to apply again in 2017, regardless of whether or not they were successful then.

A total of £51,785 is available for projects in 2017 (the original £50,000 uplifted by inflation). This is broken down by area as follows:

  • St. Breock £12946
  • St Wenn £12946
  • Withiel £7767
  • Egloshayle £5178
  • St Issey £2589
  • St Columb Town £2589
  • Wadebridge £7767

Closed funds and successful applicants

 

Middle Treworder Solar Farm 2016

The Middle Treworder Solar Farm community fund closed for applications on 12th September 2016.

The fund had £10,566 to distribute – this amount being the original £10,000 uplifted by inflation, plus the return of the grant made last year to Mother’s Milk Café.

It received 31 applications from local groups, requesting a total of £33,763.42, so after much discussion by the award committee, these seventeen awards were made:

  • 1st Wadebridge Scouts (£802.20)
  • Camels Rugby Club (£2,194.60)
  • Churches Together Holiday Club (£150.00)
  • Dragons Swimming Club (£1,000.00)
  • Growing Wild Cornwall (£500.00)
  • St Kew preschool outdoor protective clothing (£180.00)
  • St Kew Primary 'Growing for Gold' (£1,150.00)
  • St Mabyn Home School Association (£690.00)
  • St Mabyn Parish Council- fitness equipment (£499.20)
  • Time to Shine CIC (£300.00)
  • Wadebridge 1942 Squadron Cadets (£200.00)
  • Wadebridge Carnival 2017 (£500.00)
  • Wadebridge Community Theatre/Hopeful Monsters (£500.00)
  • Wadebridge Creative Hub - 'Write Wadebridge' (£150.00)
  • Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech(£500.00)
  • Wadebridge Primary Academy - balance bikes (£850.00)
  • Wadebridge Tennis Club - 'mini tennis' (£400.00)

 

Treworder Award recipients at WREN AGM

The original terms of the fund stated:

£10,000 is now available for community projects to benefit people living in Wadebridge, and St Kew, St Mabyn and Egloshayle parishes.

The money comes from the Middle Treworder Solar Farm and is available as grants to charitable projects and purposes; with a focus on grass roots community and voluntary groups.

The fund committee’s priorities are for projects that will benefit children, young people and schools, or households in or at risk of fuel poverty, and also to low carbon initiatives and climate change mitigation or adaptation projects.

Pengelly Wind Turbine 2016

The Pengelly CE Wind Ltd Community Fund 2016 is closed for applications.

The nine successful applicants were:

  • Burlawn Residents Association (£1,000);
  • Cornwall Folk Festival (£306);
  • Cornwall Young Farmers (£1,000);
  • Project Paul May Play (£500);
  • St Breock School (£1,000);
  • Wadebridge Carnival (£1,000);
  • Wadebridge Community Bus (£520);
  • Wadebridge Primary Academy (£900);
  • Wyndhurst Orchard (£100).

This comes to a total of £6,326. The unallocated amount of £3,674 is to be carried forward to 2017.

The original terms of the fund stated:

The Pengelly CE Wind Ltd Community Fund is again available for projects in St Breock and Wadebridge and this year there is £10,000 available for grants to not-for-profit organisations.

Projects should either provide services or opportunities for disadvantaged people or enhance and enrich the social, community or cultural life of the area. The maximum grant will be £1,000. Previous recipients of grants can apply again this year – all applications will be considered on their merit.

For application forms and further details contact communityfunds@wren.uk.com, click here to download, or phone 07858 489 254.

St Breock Wind Farm 2016

The St Breock Wind Farm Community Fund 2016 closed for applications on 12th February 2016.

The original terms of the fund stated:

The Fund is for not-for profit organisations in the parishes of St. Breock, St Wenn, Withiel, Egloshayle, St Issey, St Columb Town and Wadebridge Town. Priority will be given to projects concerned with energy conservation, or the installation of renewable energy generation, or renewable energy related education initiatives. However, other projects that have environmental, socio-economic and educational purposes will also be considered.

A total of £50,000 per annum is available for projects. This is broken down by area as follows:

  • St. Breock £12500
  • St Wenn £12500
  • Withiel £7500
  • Egloshayle £5000
  • St Issey £2500
  • St Columb Town £2500
  • Wadebridge £7500.

For application forms and further details contact communityfunds@wren.uk.com, click here to download, or call in or phone the Energy Shop, The Platt, Wadebridge, Tel. 01208 812992

Middle Treworder Solar Farm 2015

This fund is now closed to applications.

Successful applicants, in alphabetical order, were:

  • Camel River Community Boatshed
  • Camhayle Theatre Club
  • Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society
  • Growing Wild Cornwall
  • St Kew Playing Fields Trust
  • St Kew Preschool
  • St Kew Primary School
  • St Mabyn Preschool
  • Time to Shine Club
  • Wadebridge Bowling Club
  • Wadebridge Carnival
  • Wadebridge Creative Hub
  • Wadebridge Dementia Action Alliance
  • Wadebridge Street Band
  • Wadebridge Youth Project

The original terms of the fund stated:

£20,000 is now available for community projects to benefit people living in Wadebridge, and St Kew, St Mabyn and Egloshayle parishes.

The money comes from the Middle Treworder Solar Farm and is available as grants to charitable projects and purposes with a focus on grass roots community and voluntary groups in the area around the solar farm.

The fund committee’s priorities are for projects that will benefit children, young people and schools, or households in or at risk of fuel poverty, and also to low carbon initiatives and climate change mitigation or adaptation projects.

Organisations must apply by 31st August 2015 using forms available from WREN, and the fund committee’s decisions will be announced towards the end of September. Organisations can download application forms and further details of eligibility, or obtain them by calling in at the Energy Shop, The Platt, Wadebridge, or by email to communityfunds@wren.uk.com.

Pengelly Wind Turbine 2015

This fund is now closed to applications.

Successful applicants, in alphabetical order, were:

  • Cornwall Young Farmers
  • Egloshayle Pre-school
  • Growing Wild Cornwall
  • Loaves and Fishes Community Help Café
  • May Play
  • Moor Harmony
  • N.Cornwall Talking Newspaper
  • St Breock Primary School
  • Time to Shine
  • Treraven Farm
  • Wadebridge Bowls Club
  • Wadebridge Carnival
  • Wadebridge Creative Hub
  • Wadebridge Girlguiding
  • Wadebridge Memory Café Association
  • Wadebridge Toy Library
  • Wadebridge Youth Project Community Video and Mural
  • Wednesday Arts and Craft Group (ARC)
  • Whiterock Residents

 Click here for more details.

The original terms of the fund stated:

£10,000 of funding for community groups is now available from Pengelly CE Wind Ltd. Applications are invited from voluntary and community groups in the St Breock and Wadebridge areas for up to £1,000 to support their projects. The closing date for applications is 4th May 2015.

To get information and an application form for the Fund, email communityfunds@wren.uk.com or download the application form here.

If you need a hard copy application form please write or call into the Energy Shop, The Platt, Wadebridge, PL27 7AE, or phone 01208 812992.

Lighting audit and makeover free prize draw 2015

This fund is now closed to applications.

The winners, drawn by Adrian Jones, Chair of the Wadebridge Chamber of Commerce, were Katy Luxton and Mark Hollamby in the residential category and  Allium (of Molesworth Street) in the business category.

 

The original terms of the fund stated:

Two lucky households could win a lighting audit and LED bulbs with a value of up to £250 each and one business similarly up to £500.

This could be just switching from incandescent, halogen or compact fluorescent bulbs to the equivalent LEDs, or changing the light fittings as well.

But the lifetime value of the prize could be worth well over £250. In the best case, if you replaced 60W incandescent bulbs with their 7W LED equivalents, then over the expected lifetime of the LEDs you could save over £4,000.

£1,000 has been received from the Hawkey family in respect of the solar PV installation at The Olde House, Chapel Amble.

Entry is simple. Send your name, phone number, e-mail address and home address to WREN via e-mail to dominic.comonte@wren.uk.com quoting “Lighting Audit Competition”, or visit the energy shop in Wadebridge, or telephone us on 01208 812992. Business entries should give the name of both the business and a contact person, and the business address.

Entries are free and are limited to one per household or business located within the Wadebridge and Padstow network area, postcodes PL27 and PL28. Entries must be received by 16th March 2015.

Terms & Conditions

1. Entries must be received by the 16th March 2015.

2. WREN will draw 1 commercial and 2 residential winners at random from a ballot.

3. Residential winners will be entitled to replacement LED bulbs and fittings for all non-LED bulbs in their property up to a maximum value of £250.

4. Commercial winners will be entitled to replacement LED bulbs and fittings for all non-LED bulbs in their property up to a maximum value of £500.

5. Entry is free and only one entry will be accepted per household or business.

6. Entrants must reside, or for businesses be located, in the Wadebridge and Padstow network area, postcodes PL27 and PL28.

7. Entrants must send their name, phone number, e-mail address and home address to WREN via e-mail to dominic.comonte@wren.uk.com quoting “Lighting Audit Competition”, or visit the energy shop in Wadebridge, or telephone us on 01208 812992. Business entrants should give the name of both the business and a contact person, and the business address.

8. Directors and employees of WREN, and their immediate families, are excluded from the draw.

9. Estimated bill savings are based on the full prize value (£250) being used to buy 7W LED bulbs to replace 60W incandescent bulbs for £11.35 (current RRP) each, with electricity costing 12.5 p/kWh, over the expected lifetime of the new LED bulbs of 30,000 hours, which gives a saving of £198.75 per bulb and a total saving of £4,378.

10. The name and address details requested will be used solely to determine eligibility and to contact the winners.