£1,900 Community Grant Fund funds fun friendly services
ABOUT THE FUNDING
The Selsey Dementia Action Alliance is part of Forget-Me-Not, a project to create and sustain Selsey as a truly dementia-friendly community.
£1,900 from our Community Grant Fund has supported them during the last 4 years to provide social interaction & therapy sessions for people with dementia and their carers.
Over 70 people attend their weekly Friday therapy sessions and dementia-friendly tea, cake and chat sessions in a safe and friendly cafe.
“We are blessed to be part of a community that is so well served by local groups and networks so it is only right that we use our funds to support their amazing work”
Jake Burnyeat, Voluntary Director
Ferry Farm Community Solar
ABOUT FERRY FARM COMMUNITY SOLAR
The Ferry Farm community solar farm is located just north of the town of Selsey in West Sussex and straddles the parishes of Selsey and Sidlesham, which are the community it serves.
Created in 2016, our 5 megawatt community solar farm is made up of around 19,000 solar panels which, to date, have generated 5,400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity from the sun. That is enough to power the equivalent of 1,300 homes every year!
Surplus income generated by the solar farm, after operating and finance costs and reserves, is used to support Ferry Farm Community Solar’s community purpose and since 2016 we have provided over £85,000 of funding to support community projects.
We expect to generate at least £2million over the solar farm’s 30 year operating life to support local community initiatives.