Moor House Wind Farm

Generating renewable energy since 2011.

Moor House Wind Farm generates enough renewable electricity to power more than 9,000 homes and displaces more than 12,600 tonnes CO2 from the grid annually.

Located north east of Darlington, the wind farm provides three funding streams for the local community. The wind farm community fund stream provides more than £39,000 annually in grants for the local communities.

Key facts

Moor House Farm

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

  • Electricity generation capacity: Up to 12MW 
  • Postcode of nearby property: DL2 1SD
  • Number of turbines: 6
  • Tip height: 125m
  • Local Planning Authority: Darlington Borough Council
  • Lifespan: 25 years in operation plus one year for construction and decommissioning
  • Operational since: December 2011

Key facts

Community benefits

At OnPath Energy, we create projects which deliver long-term value for our local communities and ensure they benefit socially, economically and environmentally from their presence.

Some of the key benefits of Moor House Wind Farm to local communities:

  • A community development fund targeted at addressing the causes and effects of fuel poverty in local communities.
  • Long term income to agricultural businesses, supporting farm diversification.
  • Significant investment in the local economy during construction of the wind farm, with opportunities for employment.

Wider benefits:

  • Substantially contributes to UK targets for renewable electricity generation in line with the Government’s aims.
  • An domestic, secure and reliable source of energy at a time of rising international energy prices and increasing instability of supply.

Key facts

Moor House Wind Farm Community Fund

The Moor House Wind Farm Community Fund supports groups and organisations local to the wind farm and benefits from three funding streams: 

  • The first fund of £50,000 can be used for projects to improve the energy efficiency of local community buildings as well as micro-renewable projects. 
  • The second fund is a £15,000 annual community benefits fund for traditional grant giving. 
  • The third fund which is also £15,000 can be used to support training and educational needs for people within the eligible areas. 

To ensure the funding is channeled 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. 

Funding area

Projects from the following areas are eligible for funding:

  • Barmpton 
  • Beaumont Hill 
  • Bishopton 
  • Brafferton 
  • Coatham Mundeville 
  • East & West Newbiggin 
  • Great Burdon 
  • Great Stainton 
  • Harrogate Hill 
  • Little Stainton 
  • Sadberge 
  • Whinfield

We may also consider projects from outside of these area if it can be shown that they benefit people in any of the above listed areas.

Applying for a grant

If you would like to apply for a grant from the Moor House 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.