The solar farm at Lower End Farm, through Good Energy, is providing £2,500 per year for use as a community fund for Worton.
About Good Energy
Good Energy was the first 100% renewable electricity supply company in the UK, supplying its customers with electricity from the sun, wind and rain.
The company owns and operates a number of wind and solar farms and is developing more sites to help meet growing demand for renewable electricity from domestic and business customers.
Good Energy offers community funds as one way of sharing the benefits of renewable energy with local people living close to its wind and solar farms.
About the 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 are 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 September 2021 is £11,139.21. Applications for consideration at the November meeting should be with the Clerk by Friday 22 October 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 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 05/09/2016 Monster Trail £150.00 To assist in running costs of the community event (scarecrow trail) 27/02/2018 Worton and Marston Village Hall £150.00 Community Craft Day enabling local residents to experience new skills and meet other residents 14/05/2018 Worton & Marston PCC £1,500.00 Contribution to repairs to Christ Church Cupola. 02/07/2018 Worton & Marston Link £145.00 Contribution to running costs 03/09/2018 Worton & Marston Gardening Club £97.00 Contribution to Open Gardens event 03/09/2018 Worton & Marston Village Hall £1,200.00 To assist in free hall hire for community events 03/09/2018 Five Lanes School £248.00 Contribution towards WWI Project 02/07/2019 Poppy Crew/Knit Nat Group £865.88 Publication of Commemoration Book of WWI Celebration events in Worton in 2018 4/11/2019 Worton and Marston Village Hall Trustees £1,200.00 Replacement chairs for village hall 7/12/2020 Five Lanes School £700.00 New school website