Low Carbon donates additional £25K to support the local communities of the East Langford, Manor and Churchtown Solar Farms

Coastal Crusaders, group supported by the Manor Solar Farm Fund

CCF are delighted to announce the additional donation of £25,800 to the Build Back Better fund from East Langford, Manor and Churchtown Solar Farms, all managed by Low Carbon. Each solar farm will be contributing an additional £8,600 above their regular annual payment.

Since 2013, the East Langford Solar Farm Fund has distributed more than £250,000 to sixty local projects in the areas of Kilkhampton, Launcells and Morwenstow. Supported projects include, Stratton Pre-school who needed help towards funding urgent repairs of the boundary fencing around the school and Launcells Village Hall that needed modern energy efficient equipment.

Low Carbon have also enabled the Manor Solar Farm Fund to invest over £240,000 over the last nine years to nearly seventy projects within the areas of Grampound with Creed, St Ewe, St Mewan, St Dennis, St Stephen in Brannel, Sticker, Treverbyn and central St Austell.

The fund has supported a vast range of projects from village halls to cricket clubs. Last year, the Manor Solar Farm Fund distributed £15,346 to five community projects including St Austell PHAB Club towards encouraging members to return after Covid lockdowns and RVS Restormal Car Service helping to run their community transport service and their befriending scheme.

Donna Wheadon, CCF Grants Officer said, “The continued annual donations to these areas make a significant impact to the local communities. Whilst the need and deprivation in local communities is high, these funds enable development and community engagement allowing good projects to make a real impact on people’s lives. Since the pandemic, the Emergency and Build Back Better Funds have supported over £2million worth of grants to nearly 400 projects, this would not have been possible without the support of our wonderfully generous donors. We are entering our third year of running the Emergency Fund grants, whilst it is sad to see the need is still prevalent, it’s a great comfort knowing how generous our supporters are.”

The additional donation from Low Carbon will help CCF to continue funding groups building back from the pandemic and the frontline organisations to continue their support to individuals most in need, within the local communities.