CCF announces funding from the United Downs Geothermal Community Fund
CCF is delighted to be working in partnership with the United Downs Geothermal Community Fund to provide grants for the benefit of the parishes of Gwennap, St Day, Carharrack and Lanner.
Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has secured funding to drill two deep geothermal wells from its site within the United Downs Industrial Estate and build a 1MW pilot power plant to demonstrate the technical and commercial viability of supplying both electricity and heat. As part of its engagement with local communities, the company has set up a Community Fund to support projects in four local parishes.
Jane Charman, Community Relations Manager from GEL, says “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Cornwall Community Foundation to deliver the United Downs Geothermal Community Fund. We are committed to supporting our local communities and to help fund a wide variety of projects enabling communities to continue with their social and environmental projects.”
Priorities for grant awarding include projects that are improving the sustainability and/or carbon footprint of their organisation or the community. The Grant Panel are also keen to see projects that include an educational element. Awards available range from £250 to £2,500, with higher awards available at the discretion of the Panel.
Kirsty Philpott, CCF Grants Manager, comments’ “We are delighted to be working with the United Downs Geothermal Community Fund to manage the grant making process on their behalf. This is an exciting project for Cornwall and we look forward to hearing from the local communities with their project proposals.”