Glennmont Partners (the owners of the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant) in partnership with North Kesteven District Council make funding available via the Community Power Fund to support community projects within a five-mile radius of the plant.
Applications are considered on a quarterly basis by the Sleaford REP Community Power Fund Panel. Representatives of the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, the local community and NKDC councillors are members of that Community Power Fund Panel.
We are delighted to report that, in January, we heard that the funding application to the Panel made by the Trust in December was successful. We have been awarded funding for new equipment to manage vegetation along the waterway in the shape of two petrol powered brush-cutters and a polesaw. The grant also allows us to purchase appropriate PPE for volunteers using the equipment together with a specific training course relevant to the use and maintenance of the polesaw.
We hope that this award will enable us to work more efficiently in conjunction with our volunteer work party members and encourage more people to become involved. At present, Covid-19 restrictions prevent us from holding work parties but we hope that, before too long, these will be able to resume. If you would like to find out more and join us, please contact Mel Sowerby at email@example.com for details.
Photos of the equipment in use will follow as soon as is practical.