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The Banks Community Fund was established in 1997 to provide support to community groups, voluntary organisations and environmental projects that are charitable, educational, philanthropic or benevolent in purpose and which are located within close proximity of a current or proposed Banks Group development and provide benefit to the local community.

The fund comes from a variety of sources including Banks Renewables wind farms, Banks Mining surface coal mines, Banks Property developments, Banks landfill fund and others ensuring that local communities that host Banks operations share the benefits from our presence in the area.  These funds are reviewed by a funding panel, including representatives of the local community.

To help you decide which fund is applicable for you, we have grouped the different funds into key categories depending on the development in your community; wind farm, surface coal mine, property and waste management.  When you click on a category you will find a brief description of each fund relevant to that category along with advice on which application form you would need to complete in order to apply.

The Banks Community Fund is administered by the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF).

Please click on the following link for more information on the CDCF website: http://www.cdcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/grants-for-groups/banks-community-fund including deadlines, guidelines and application forms.

Please contact our fund manager before completing an application

Please contact our fund manager, James Eaglesham, on 0191 378 6342 or email james@bankscommunityfund.org.uk, before completing a full grant application.

For the latest news about the Banks Community Fund click here.

The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is regulated by ENTRUST which has announced that all projects granted LCF funding in Scotland must be completed by the 31 March 2017