01 December 2014
2014 saw a record number of requests for money to support carbon reducing initiatives in the village. Each year, the money generated by the electric solar panels on the sports club and village hall is distributed by SACC at the September AGM. A total of £3,265 was available this year, a little higher than previously as the previous year’s funding was not fully spent.
This year, all applicants received some or all of the requested funding.
Three individual applications – totalling £534 for low energy lighting and a smart device to divert excess electricity, produced by solar panels, to the hot water tank.
ST JAMES CHURCH – £500 toward the proposed replacement low energy lighting.
SPORTS CLUB – £271 contribution towards carbon reducing initiatives including PIR sensors and LED light bulbs.
SPLART – £400 for a bench made from recycled materials and a £100 contribution towards a willow tunnel.
NURSERY – £170 for insulating underlay and a further £330 for insulating initiatives.
RAG TAG TODDLER GROUP – Up to £50 for a sensor lighting unit.
TELEPHONE BOX ACTION GROUP – Up to £50 for a solar powered light
SCHOOL ECO GROUPS – £15 for rechargeable batteries
VILLAGE HALL – Remaining funds have been set aside which could potentially be used for a project to be agreed.
Applications for this year’s grants to be received by October 1st 2015