Following on from the success of last year’s pilot scheme and the encouragement of our members, Westmill Solar Co-operative is pleased to announce that our 2021 Community Grant Scheme is officially open and we are accepting applications!
Non-profit community organisations in Oxfordshire or within 25 miles of the Westmill site can apply for grants between £500 and £5,000. We accept applications directly from any eligible organisation, and we encourage our members to help to focus our community funding in the right places by referring their favourite projects or organisations to the scheme.
Westmill Solar aims to achieve real social and environmental impact. The solar park is a significant local project, and we have always believed that the community should share in the benefits.
To benefit local communities, we are looking for projects and activities that align with one or more of our co-operative principles: Community, Sustainability, Education and Co-operation (with co-operatives and similar social enterprises).
The necessary application forms and guidance notes can be found on our Community Funding page here.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 27th September 2021.
Upon sending your application a member of the Westmill Solar team will get back to you to confirm receipt and the next stages of the process. If you do not hear from us after 7 days of sending your application then please do follow up.
You may also be interested in learning about some of last year’s successful applicants and the work they are doing with Westmill’s grants. You can read more about these local organisations here.
This sounds great. Will there be a further grants scheme opening soon?
We will be opening our 2022 Community Grant scheme at our AGM this June for further organisations to apply for funding!
Thank you for your continued support,
The Westmill Solar Team