WREN administers three funds, totalling about £100,000 each year, that have been generated by local solar and wind farms as a result of Section 106 commitments made by developers when planning consent was given.

Decisions on who should receive grants are made not by WREN, but by a committee or panel drawn from the relevant parishes and towns. Panel members may include local councillors, staff from WREN and people independent of both councils and WREN.


The Middle Treworder Community Fund

Worth £15,000 having been uprated annually for inflation. It is available to organisations in:

  • Wadebridge town
  • St Kew parish
  • St Mabyn parish
  • Egloshayle parish

The St. Breock Wind Farm Community Fund

Current annual value of £75,000, available to projects which benefit people in:

  • St Breock,
  • Withiel,
  • St. Wenn,
  • Wadebridge,
  • Egloshayle,
  • St. Issey and
  • St. Columb.

Nanstallon Solar Farm Community Fund

£600 in 2024

Wadebridge Energy Company’s solar installation at Nanstallon, established by WREN, which supplies all its electricity to the neighbouring South West Water sewage treatment works, gives around £500 a year, dependent on profits, to:

  • Lanivet parish - to support community and voluntary organisations whose projects will benefit the residents of Nanstallon.

WREN Community Benefit Fund from Clean Earth Energy Ltd.

A £9,000 pa community benefit fund to support environmental and sustainability projects, or projects that aim to inform and educate on environmental and sustainability issues.

WREN has detailed a wide scope for this fund, including energy, water, soil, river and ocean, biodiversity, pollution, transport, climate change, food, recycling, the natural environment, wildlife, and more. The money has been donated by Clean Earth Energy Ltd, a Wadebridge-based renewable energy company.

The fund is for not-for-profit organisations and groups operating in:

  • The Padstow and Wadebridge Community Network area (see map here). 



Summary of dates for future awards

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.

Fund Open Closed Decisions made by
Nanstallon November 2024 January 2024 End January 2024
St Breock   December 2023 February 2024 End March 2024

Current funds 


Closed funds and successful applicants