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Community fund schemes generated through solar farm applications

Roger Ranson, modified 1 Year ago.

Community fund schemes generated through solar farm applications

New Member Posts: 11 Join Date: 07/04/20 Recent Posts

Hi all

Just looking for any examples where it has been possible to secure funding for local communities through applications for major solar farms, particularly those classified as national infrastructure projects.

Any experience of the process and amounts receoved appreciated. 

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Richard Crawley, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Community fund schemes generated through solar farm applications

Expert Posts: 256 Join Date: 07/12/11 Recent Posts

Hi Roger,

This isn't an answer to your question, but it is highly relevant that there is a "community benefit" consultation out for energy NSIPs just now. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/community-benefits-for-electricity-transmission-network-infrastructure

Closes in about a month and asks lots of questions about how this should work.  It promises further guidance by the end of the year. 

HTH

Richard

leigh palmer, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: Community fund schemes generated through solar farm applications

New Member Posts: 2 Join Date: 12/08/13 Recent Posts

Roger

I may have mis;s-understood the question but try making contact with OVESCO 01273 472405 

they are a community renewable energy company  who have recently obtained permisison for a solar farm in Lewes and pledged to recycle profits into local  community benefit