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East Langford Community Fund helps local communities

20 October 2014

The East Langford Solar Farm Community Fund supported six community projects in North Cornwall and distributed a total of £26,181 assisting play parks, hall renovations and sports clubs. Groups to benefit from the fund included Morwenstow Parish Institute, Kilkhampton Football Club, Launcells Parish Hall Committee, Westland Countryside Stewards, Lamb Park Trust and Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club.

The East Langford Community Fund supports community projects within a 6 mile radius of East Langford Solar Farm, including Kilkhampton, Launcells and Morwenstow. The community fund distributed £65,521 since 2013 and a panel of local people decides twice a year which applications are most deserving of support. The Cornwall Community Foundation administers the fund on behalf of Low Carbon, the renewable energy company. Investing in renewable energy power production as an alternative to fossil fuels, Low Carbon aims to offer its shareholders a safe preservation of capital invested in renewable and clean technology projects as well as providing stable returns to help achieve a true low carbon economy.

Kirsty Philpott, Operations Manager of the CCF, said “We currently administer 8 independent renewable energy community benefit grant programmes on behalf of local parishes throughout Cornwall. To date £401,877.23 has been awarded to 121 community groups making a vast difference to local people and their communities, especially when so many community facilities are being faced with closure. Many volunteers are working hard to keep their community life going and this funding source is a great benefit to help enable this to happen.”