How to Apply

The Small Donations Fund

Mini grants up to £500

This ‘Small Donation Fund’ (SDF) is available for local groups and organisations to request a donation up to a maximum figure of £500.00 each grant year. A fund of £1,200 each year will be available to each Parish represented on the CIC Board (Bavington, Birtley, Corsenside, Elsdon, Kirkwhelpington, Otterburn). A total sum of £2,800 each year will be available for the Parishes outside the six represented on the CIC but within the catchment area of Ray Windfarm ( parts of Bellingham, Capheaton, Chollerton, Wallington Demesne, Rothley, Hollinghill and Hepple. See the map on the home page. Ask the administrator if you are not sure that you are included).

Requests for a donation could be to support such things as a children’s Christmas party, a coach trip for elderly residents, purchase of materials to help a group to operate or improve, a small local project fundraisers

How to apply for a donation from this fund

To make a request contact the Ray Wind Funds Administrator by email at, using the contact form or telephone 07762 179 579.

You will be asked for the following information:

  • The amount of money you are you asking for
  • The reason you need it
  • Those who will benefit from the donation
  • The parish you live in
  • The date you need the money

If your request is recommended by the Ray Wind Funds director representing your parish it will be sent for approval to the Board. Once approved you will be asked to complete a very simple form and payment will be made very quickly to your verified bank account.