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Manor Solar Farm Fund

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The Manor Solar Farm Fund supports community projects in the areas of Grampound with Creed, St Ewe, St Mewan, St Dennis, St Stephen in Brannel, Sticker, Treverbyn and central St Austell.

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Awards range from £250 to £5,000

Case Studies

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Front Line Emergency Equipment Trust (FLEET)

FLEET is a charity committed to the upgrading of equipment in emergency and response vehicles throughout Cornwall. Recent advancements in technology have produced simple to use defibrillators that provide feedback and coach a rescuer in the delivery of effective CPR delivering safe defibrillation when necessary and appropriate. Furthermore, secure cabinets with remote monitoring and unlocking integrated with the Southwestern Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust control system mean that the infrastructure is now available to provide a reliable, secure and constantly available solution.

FLEET are fundraising to provide communities across Cornwall with PADs and training, the vision is that every town and village should have one. The Charity would like to install around 30 PADs in this financial year, a total of just under £100,000.

They received £5,000 to support the parish of St Mewan to purchase two public access defibrillators in both Sticker and Polgooth.

More information about this project can be found here http://fleet.org.uk/public-access-defibrillators/.

St Austell Canoe Club

St Austell Canoe Club wanted to upgrade the club equipment and give additional training to the club coaches, in order to ensure the club continued to maintain its excellent safety record, and to improve the kayaking experience for paddlers, both novices and those more experienced.

They received a £4,000 grant from the Manor Solar Farm in June 2014 and the key parts of their project were training for their coaches, safety equipment and enhancing paddling opportunities by increasing the amount of equipment they have to offer.

The project has enabled St Austell Canoe Club to provide several training courses to the majority of its coaches, keeping them ‘up to date’ and encouraging them to continue their coaching development, progressing up the coaching pathway, from 1* coaches towards 2* qualification. Essential safety equipment has been renewed or replaced and more equipment has been purchased, giving novice paddlers more opportunities to get involved in surf and white-water kayaking. The purchase of wheeled trollies has helped with the transport of kayaks and equipment to the beach, particularly for those less able.

All in all, the project has helped St Austell Canoe Club to continue providing safe, fun paddling opportunities to people from the local area, whatever their background.

“All of us at St Austell Canoe Club would like to thank you and the funders for supporting our club and helping our coaches and paddlers to remain motivated and enthusiastic about the sport.  If you, or any of those involved with the funding process, would like to try kayaking, or would like to visit our club to see what we do at first hand, then you would be most welcome”.  Mr Nick Taylor, Secretary

The Manor Solar Farm has two funding rounds per year. The next dates are;

Deadline: 7th August 2018

Panel: 10th September 2018

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Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application.

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> Requests up to £1,000

> Requests over £1,000