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Solar farm generates £55k for community groups

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Wroughton Solar ParkWroughton Solar ParkA solar farm near Swindon has generated a pot of £55,000 for use by community groups in Wiltshire.

Community groups in Wroughton, Chiseldon, Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Broad Hinton, Ogbourne St George, Ogbourne St Andrew, Aldbourne and Baydon will be able to apply for small grants funding of up to £2,000 through Wiltshire Community Foundation.

Wroughton Solar Park has been generating electricity since July last year.

Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park was a joint development between Public Power Solutions and the Science Museum Group, which owns the former World War Two airfield at Wroughton on which the solar park is situated. 

As part of the project, a requirement was agreed by the Science Museum Group and PPS for a Community Benefit Fund.

Rockfire Capital, a major investor in the project, will provide this funding, which will benefit projects and communities in the area over the next 30 years. 

To find out more about the criteria, or to apply for funds. visit the Wiltshire Community Foundation website at www.wiltshirecf.org.uk/grant-funds