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Goonhilly Funding Day

27 February 2017


The annual Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund drop-in session took place on Tuesday 21st February. Advisers from CCF were available to inform the local community about the grants available, discussing the need, and supporting applicants. This was a very successful day with over 23 organisations attending and receiving funding advice.

Since the beginning of 2012, the Goonhilly Fund has invested over £200,000 in the TR12 area. The organisations supported include playparks, choirs, drama groups, preschools, village halls and coastwatches to name a few.

Carey Green from REG Power Management, said: “It’s great to see such continued interest in and a wide variety of schemes benefitting from the Fund.  The community fund donations will be made every year throughout the working life of Goonhilly Wind Farm and we look forward to the continued success of the fund.

Here are what some of the groups had to say about the fund:

A representative of Gweek Village Hall said, “without the Goonhilly Fund we would still be struggling.”

“We no longer complain of a cold building,” quoted a member of Gweek Visually Impaired.

“The quality of our production has improved tremendously due to the new equipment purchased from the Goonhilly Fund. This enabled us to capture a wider audience and provide a range of different production structures. We receive very positive feedback from our audiences,” Gweek Players

“We cannot thank you enough for the support of the Goonhilly Fund,” National Coastwatch Institute Bass Point

If you are interested in applying to this fund, please click here for further information.