Community Benefit Fund

October 2015

We would like to make you aware of  a new initiative that your Parish Council is introducing.  Following the local planning authority approval for the solar farm on the edge of the village, we negotiated with Lightsource (the solar farm operator) for the provision of Community Benefit Funding to the Parish.  The value of this funding is based upon an annual payment of £1,125.00 per megawatt of installed capacity for 20 years.  In real terms this equates to a payment of approximately £8,000.00 each year to be managed by the Parish Council for the benefit of the community.

We would like to invite groups or individuals to make a positive impact within our community.  There are some basic rules and the full set of guidelines is available under Community Benefit Grant on this website.

Please have your completed applications returned to the Parish Clerk by Monday 30th November 2015.  The results will be announced at the Parish Council meeting on 11th January 2016.  The Council’s decision is final and binding.  Applications for the next round of funding can be made at any time up to 31st July 2016 and will be allocated in Autumn 2016.  Unsuccessful 2015 applications can be re-submitted for  consideration in the 2016 allocation.

Please help us make the best use of the Community Benefit Fund and together we’ll make a difference to our community Thank you.

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