Dorset Energy Firm Shows Off Community Funding

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Published at 11:01am 30th June 2015.

Since the solar panels in Woolbridge started generating energy one year ago, The Wool community have been able to enjoy the benefits of a £5,000 community fund,

Since the solar panels in Woolbridge started generating energy one year ago, The Wool community have been able to enjoy the benefits of a £5,000 community fund, in which they have invested in a range of positive causes for the area.

The community fund was made possible through the development of Good energy's first Dorset solar farm, which has given Wool organisations a share in the annual £5,000 community fund.

With the fund, Wool library has received £1,200 to refurbish its foyer; the wool community hub which gets £1,750 for toys and the building's running costs; and wool pre-school, which will use £407 to buy new gazeebos. Wool and Winfrith Ladies Soccer Team receives £710 for new football strips and a new coaching course; and the Wool Carnival committee gets £150 to fund a boxing day lunch for the elderly.

As a further investment, Good Energy has also installed solar roof panels on the three local primary schools - Bovington, Wool church of england and St Mary & St Joseph.

Hugo House from Good Energy said "This is the first set of grants from the community chest and it's great to see they're going to such good causes".

To apply for next years round of funds, email contacteswcc@gmail.com for an application form.