The Banks Community Fund (which is actually made up of a number of funds) was formally 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.
Wind farm and surface mine funds are reviewed by a funding panel, including representatives of the local community. The Banks Community Fund is administered by the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF).
Before applying for a grant
Applicants MUST contact The Banks Community Fund, fund manager at the CDCF, before applying for a grant. Tel 0191 378 6342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLY HERE: Grant applications have to be made on line via the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) website.