Community Foundation for Calderdale is working with RES (Renewable Energy Systems), which operates Todmorden Wind Farm to provide funding for projects that benefit the communities of Todmorden. We are looking for applications that show how the community would benefit from the funding and would like to see projects that have scope for future development.

We welcome applications for Projects that benefit the communities of Cornholme and Portsmouth, Todmorden and Walsden, from the following groups:

  • Community Groups
  • Resident Associations
  • Community Centres/Clubs and Societies
  • Social Enterprises/Community Interest Companies/Community Interest Organisations with charitable aims, appropriate asset locks, and an appropriate dissolution clause
  • Charitable Trusts

Types of activities that might be funded:

  • Activities and projects which help those in poverty
  • Activities and projects which promote social cohesion and bring communities together
  • Activities and Projects which help the homeless and help tackle homelessness
  • Other Community projects

Grants cannot be awarded to:

  • to individuals
  • to statutory organisations, including council-run schools
  • For projects that have political or religious objectives
  • To organisations or projects that are adverse to or conflicts with, the interests of renewable energy but not limited to wind energy, the interests of the wind farm owner or its affiliates’, the interests of the Todmorden wind farm itself.
  • to projects that don’t have the capacity for wider community benefit.

How to apply 

Step 1 – Check that your group fulfils the eligibility criteria HERE

Step 2 – Check that your group can provide all the documentation/information that will be required to support your application, the details are HERE 

Step 3 – Read guidance notes  

Under £1500 Guidance Notes

 Over £1500 Guidance Notes

Step 4 – When you click the apply button, you will be asked to tick a box to confirm that you have read and understood the guidelines and then asked to enter your email address. When you have done so, click the proceed button at the bottom of the page next to where it says, “Send an email and continue”. Within a few seconds, an email will be sent to you – MAKE CERTAIN YOU SAVE THIS EMAIL – it contains a unique link which will take you to your individual application form. You can use the link at any time to get back to your form.

For guidance in completing the online application form please call the grants team on 014223 49700.


Please use the buttons below to apply, it is important that you complete the your application on the correct form. Applications are divided two categories up to £1,500 and over £1,501.

UPTO £1500   OVER £1500

If you have any questions please call our grants team 01422 349700.

Before applying please read our Conditions of Grant Aid and PR and Communications Agreement 

If you have any questions please call our grants team 01422 349700.