Sober Hill Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

The Sober Hill Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund is an annual £24,600 index linked fund provided to Newbald Parish by the developers of Sober Hill Wind Farm for 25 years. Payments will continue until 2038.

The fund is exclusive to this parish and it seeks to benefit good causes in the village. It is managed by Newbald Parish Council.

The fund has recently granted money to St. Nicholas’ Church, Newbald Young People’s Project, Newbald Playing Field Association, Newbald Primary School and the Village Hall Management Committee. You can download details of all the money that has so far been received into the fund and the grants made.

The next deadline for receipt of applications is 31 October 2018. A decision will be made on all applications by end of the first quarter of December.

Here are links to the application form and the guidelines. Note that the guidelines changed slightly in October 2016. (The changed parts are in red).

If you have any questions relating to the fund, please contact Suzanne on 01430 828919 or

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