The first Goole Fields wind farm started operating in 2014 which also saw the introduction of a community fund. The wind farm operators (Innogy Renewables UK) made an annual donation to this fund, enabling it to support a wide range of projects which were of benefit to the local community. With the commissioning of the second wind farm (Goole 2) in late 2016, the Goole Fields Wind Farm Community Fund will soon receive substantially increased funding from the operator. From January 2018 the annual donation from Innogy will more than triple, from around £70,000 per annum to nearer to £250,000 per annum.
Recognising this is a major change, the existing Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm Community Fund closed in September 2017 and is being replaced by a new, combined, Goole Fields Wind Farm Community Fund (covering both wind farms) which will open in January 2018. In common with similar funds, the Goole Fields Fund will be linked to supporting communities within a geographically defined area.
You can view the area of benefit for the Goole Fields Fund in the map below:
Area of benefit map – Goole Fields Fund (pdf 6.9mb opens in new window)
The administrators of the Fund (East Riding of Yorkshire Council) are currently working with the operators (Innogy) have recently recruited to a new Fund Panel to oversee this combined Fund which will open in January 2018.
This webpage will be refreshed in December 2017 when it will provide full details on the Goole Fields Wind Farms Community Fund and how to make an application to the Fund.
As previously identified, the Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm Community Fund will closed in September 2017. Any unspent monies from this Fund will be transferred, in full, to the new combined Fund. Over the last two and a half years this Fund has supported many important local community projects and these are recorded in two Annual Review Reports. These are included here for reference.
Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm Community Fund Awards Summary – 2015 - 2016 (pdf 2.2mb opens in new window)
Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm Community Fund Awards Summary – 2016 - 2017 (pdf 2.24mb opens in new window)