Wiltshire Community Foundation is delighted to announce new funding for the community from Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park. The solar park started to generate power in July last year and has now released its first funds to benefit the community in the surrounding area.

Applications are now open for community groups to apply for small grants funding of up to £2k for community organisations, working to improve the lives of people living in the parish areas of Wroughton, Chiseldon, Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Broad Hinton, Ogbourne St George, Ogbourne St Andrew, Aldbourne and Baydon.

In addition two grants of up to £20k will also be awarded for any community organisation for projects that have a focus on science, technology, engineering, maths, environment, health, play. Examples might be the use of renewable energy, ecology or habitat conservation. Projects can be for the creation of a physical asset or for the encouragement of learning i.e. for delivering a specific benefit to the area or providing education about a particular issue.  Grants can be for capital or revenue costs. The project must deliver benefit to communities within a 10km radius of Wroughton Solar Park.

Wiltshire Community Foundation I would be grateful if you could promote this in your local area or forward the information on to community groups that are known to you. The closing date for applications is the 19th October 2017.

For further information about the grants programme visit the Wiltshire Community Foundation website or visit their Facebook page.