Berwick turbine delivers a £23K windfall to renewable energy projects

Berwick's community turbine has delivered a windfall of more than £23,000 to groups around the North East to help with with their own renewable energy projects.

Thursday, 7th July 2016, 14:25 pm
Updated Friday, 8th July 2016, 14:57 pm
Berwick's community wind turbine

The cash has been awarded from The CoRE Legacy Fund, which uses some of the income received by Berwick Community Trust, from the Berwick Community Wind Turbine.

The successful projects cover a wide range of groups and projects.

Warriors Community Projects (Gateshead) receives £3,000 towards a biomass boiler installation in the Whitehills Centre.

Linskill and North Tyneside CDT gets £5,000 towards a Solar PV hot water system at the Linskill Centre.

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County Durham Community Energy is awarded £4,880 towards feasibility studies for solar PV installations and community engagement work.

Workers Educational Association North East Green Branch gets £3,000 towards energy audits with a view to incorporating renewable energy systems in local buildings.

Gibside Community Farm receives £2,968.80 for an off-grid solar PV system for their hub hut and Bullion Community Resource Centre (Chester-le- Street) gets £4,300 towards a solar PV project aiming to install systems across a number of community buildings in the area

Derek Russell from the Trust said: “We are delighted to help this wide range of groups. Now we are looking for more ventures to come forward for the next round of funding in the autumn. As can be seen from this round of successful applications the range of projects that can benefit is large.”

Projects seeking support must be in the North East but statutory agencies and local authorities are not eligible.

For more details and how to apply visit or contact project officer Derek Russell on 01289 303366.