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Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund awards £15,389 to community projects

28 May 2015

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The Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund awarded a total of £15,389 in May to seven community projects in the TR12 postcode area.

Operator REG Windpower donates £48,000 a year to support good causes in the community. Grants range from £250 to £5,000, higher grants might be awarded at the panel’s discretion.

The groups that received funding in May 2015 included Poldhu Amateur Radio Club, Grade Ruan Community Trust, Grade Ruan Recreation Ground, Gweek Events Team, Gweek Village Hall, Shoestring Community Players and Species Recovery Trust.

One of the projects that received support from the fund is a habitat survey for a rare wildflower, the Field Gentian. The plant is one of the most rapidly declining species in the British Flora, and it can be found only at a handful of sites in England. One of the key sites for the Field Gentian is on the Goonhilly Downs.

Claudia Richard, REG Windpower’s Community Relations Manager, said: “We are pleased that the wind farm fund can help support a variety of good causes on the Lizard, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact these projects have on the Lizard community.”

“We encourage anyone with a project that could benefit from the Community Fund to get in touch with us.”

During 2014 the Goonhilly Fund panel awarded 17 community projects with a total of £42,028. The CCF welcomes applications from the TR12 postcode area for the Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund, the deadline for applications for the next grants is 14th September 2015.

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