The solar farm at Lower End Farm, through Bluefield Solar Income Fund, is providing £2,500 per year for use as a community fund for Worton.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) is an investment company focused on the acquisition and long term management of renewable assets in the UK. Though the fund focuses primarily on large scale solar PV farms, it can also invest a minority of its capital into wind and storage technologies. BSIF views its relationships with local communities as highly important and supports a number of community benefit schemes across its portfolio
About the Community Fund
The fund is available for applications from not-for profit groups in Worton. Details of who can apply are in the Grants policy and an application form is below. If you have any queries please contact the Clerk.
Guidelines for applying for funding can be found in our Grants policy.
The fund total as of 30 November 2022 is £8,799.24. Applications for consideration at the January meeting should be with the Clerk by Friday 30 December at the latest.
Applications to the Community Fund will be published here and in The Bridge magazine and will be considered by the Council at their next meeting.
Since the start of the scheme the following applications have been approved:
Date Application Approved Organisation Amount Description 10/01/2022 P Goodenough on behalf of Worton community £1455.37 Contribution to improvements to footpath WORT11 13/12/2021 Worton and Marston PCC £1455.37 Church and Community notice board 13/12/2021 1st Potterne Rainbows £115.50 Membership subscription to Girlguiding 13/12/2021 1st Worton and Marston Brownies £115.50 Membership subscription to Girlguiding 01/11/2021 VE DAY Sub Committee £863.13 Produce a permanent record of the 2020 – 2021 commemoration of the end of WWII event held in Worton and Marston Village Hall 21-22 August 2021 in the form of a book 07/12/2020 Five Lanes School £700.00 New school website 04/11/2019 Worton and Marston Village Hall Trustees £1,200.00 Replacement chairs for village hall 02/07/2019 Poppy Crew/Knit Nat Group £865.88 Publication of Commemoration Book of WWI Celebration events in Worton in 2018 03/09/2018 Five Lanes School £248.00 Contribution towards WWI Project 03/09/2018 Worton & Marston Village Hall £1,200.00 To assist in free hall hire for community events 03/09/2018 Worton & Marston Gardening Club £97.00 Contribution to Open Gardens event 02/07/2018 Worton & Marston Link £145.00 Contribution to running costs 14/05/2018 Worton & Marston PCC £1,500.00 Contribution to repairs to Christ Church Cupola. 27/02/2018 Worton and Marston Village Hall £150.00 Community Craft Day enabling local residents to experience new skills and meet other residents 05/09/2016 Monster Trail £150.00 To assist in running costs of the community event (scarecrow trail) 05/09/2016 Worton and Marston Village Hall £1,500.00 Contribution towards the modernisation of toilets in village hall to include disabled access and baby changing