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Prior to the Community Benefit Fund being made available, RES has supported local projects near Woolley Hill Wind Farm on an ad hoc basis. Donations to date total in excess of £10,500. Here are some examples of the projects which have benefited.

Ellington Playing Fields Association

RES agreed to cover the cost of two park benches for use by everyone who visits the playing fields and wishes to enjoy watching the activities. The benches are made from recycled materials.

Ellington Gala

The committee first approached RES for support in 2013, when a donation in excess of £1,000 enabled them to purchase a new marquee and a new PA system. RES supported the event again in 2014 (see picture).

 Ellington Gala 2014 Before Rain

Grafham Wildlife & Conservation Group

RES has made a donation to help this volunteer group continue conservation work in woodlands near Woolley Hill Wind Farm, as well as researching and recording the history of Ellington and other villages in the area.

Spaldwick School

The Friends of Spaldwick School contacted RES about their plan for an outdoor studio to improve the children's learning experience. We were happy to donate £1,500 towards their target of £5,000.

Other projects to receive support from Woolley Hill Wind Farm include:

  • a pond restoration project in (Barham & Woolley Parish Council);  
  • a play area seeking new equipment (Easton Parish Council);
  • Grafham Community Shop;
  • 1st Alconbury Scouts 100km charity cycle ride, for which RES also supplied water bottles for the cyclists to use en route; and
  • the restoration of the bell tower and porch at the 12th century church in Buckworth.