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Astley Solar Farm – Community Betterment Fund 2019 – Round 3

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Grants and loans are available to people and community groups in Alveley and Romsley parish who have an energy efficiency project.

The Community Betterment Fund has been established to directly assist individual and community voluntary groups in Alveley and Romsley Parish Council area as a result of the development of Astley Solar Farm.

The grants are for the promotion and installation of energy efficiency measures. Projects need to demonstrate a clear link to energy efficiency and renewable technology whilst delivering positive benefits to the local community, which could include the following:-

  • Small-scale renewable energy projects
  • Education projects
  • Capacity building projects
  • Renewables energy projects
  • Climate change projects
  • Nature conversation projects
  • Enhancing the public realm.

Priority will be given to community projects and then residential properties nearest to Astley Solar Farm. There is a ceiling cap amount of £2,000 for private residential projects and £4,000 for community projects. Applicants are encouraged to seek match funding towards their project. It is expected that residential properties to contribute a higher level of match funding than community project.

Please note that this is a one off grant scheme of £19,000 and only £5,075 funding left for this final round.

Application forms are available from today: deadline date for applications is Thursday 28 February 2019. 

For further information please contact Pete Banford, senior community enablement officer on 01743 254796 pete.banford@shropshire.gov.uk