New grant awards will mean Mullion blooms
Wind turbines have been generating renewable energy at Goonhilly since 1993. The Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund was set up so communities would benefit from hosting the wind farm. Since 2012, when the wind farm was re-powered, the Goonhilly Community Fund has awarded close to half a million pounds to help local causes in the TR12 area and at its most recent grants panel meeting, the members awarded a further £13,000 to five local community projects.
Mullion in Bloom Association were one of the successful applicants. The association were awarded £2,000. This grant helped fund the purchase of a new water bowser enabling the volunteers to keep Mullion in bloom throughout the summer making the village a desirable place to visit.
Another Mullion group to receive funding was Mullion Cricket club. They received a grant of £5,000.00. This award will allow the cricket club to build a new storage shed to store their machinery out of harms way as well as keeping it well maintained helping the equipment to last longer. It will also allow the playing field to be kept to a high standard, permitting better game play with a better standard of pitch. The grant from Goonhilly will benefit 150 individuals and enable the club to develop and grow.
When Covid-19 struck in 2020, the Goonhilly Fund also donated £30,000 to Cornwall Community Foundation’s Emergency Fund, supporting those in critical need due to the effects of the pandemic. Carey Green, Community Liaison Officer from site operator RES, comments, “We were pleased to be able to support both the Emergency Fund to help people directly impacted by the pandemic and local community groups to reopen and rebuild. This has been a really challenging time and it’s good to see local communities looking to the future again.”