Operational

Hook Moor Wind Farm

Generating renewable energy since 2016.

Hook Moor Wind Farm provides renewable electricity to power almost 7,000 homes each year. Located just east of Leeds, the wind farm provides more than £11,000 in annual grants for the local communities.

Creating community value

Hook Moor Wind Farm

At OnPath Energy, we’re powering a more sustainable future through renewable energy. Our projects, like Hook Moor Wind Farm, inspire and enable communities, businesses, and landowners to embrace a just transition to net zero.

  • Electricity generation capacity: Up to 7.5MW 
  • Postcode of nearby property: LS25 3DJ
  • Number of turbines: 5
  • Tip height: 125m
  • Local Planning Authority: Leeds City Council
  • Lifespan: 25 years in operation plus one year for construction and decommissioning
  • Operational since: January 2016
Key facts

Community Benefits

We establish community funds for every OnPath renewables project to ensure that the benefits are channelled back into the local community. The Hook Moor Wind Farm Community Fund currently receives £11,414.22 each year from the wind farm. Grants are awarded to local voluntary organisations, community groups and environmental projects.

To ensure the funding is channelled to causes and activities important to the local communities, the fund is managed by a Community Fund committee made up of members from the local parish councils as well as the district and county councillors.

The Committee agrees how and where grants are awarded based on a range of criteria and the information received in the funding application.

Projects from the parishes of Aberford and Micklefield are eligible for funding and we may consider projects from outside of this area if they will benefit people in the local parishes.

Applying for a grant

If you would like to apply for a grant from the Hook Moor Wind Farm Community Fund, please first contact our fund manager before applying for a grant.
Tel 0191 378 6342 
Email apply@onpathcommunityfund.co.uk

You can then apply for a grant via the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) website.

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