WREN currently administers three funds, totalling over £70,000 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 is worth £10,000 uprated annually for inflation. It is available to organisations in Wadebridge town, and St Kew, St Mabyn and Egloshayle parishes.

The St. Breock Wind Farm Community Fund has an annual value of £60,000, available to projects which benefit people in St Breock, Withiel, St. Wenn, Wadebridge, Egloshayle, St. Issey and St. Columb.

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 £500 a year to Lanivet parish, which has decided to use it for the village of Nanstallon.

In addition, WREN has 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. This gives a wide scope, including energy, water, soil, river and ocean, biodiversity, pollution, transport, climate change, food, recycling, the natural environment, wildlife, and more. The fund is for not-for-profit organisations and groups operating in the Padstow and Wadebridge Community Network area (see map here). The money has been donated by Clean Earth Energy Ltd, a Wadebridge-based renewable energy company.

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 future awards

Fund Open Closed Decisions made by
 Treworder  14th September 2022  28th October 2022  End November 2022
 St Breock   1st December 2022  17th February 2023 End March 2023
       

Current funds 

 

Closed funds and successful applicants