Community Grant Fund of £1,500 helps mark Armistice Centenary
ABOUT THE FUNDING
Marking the Centenary of Armistice, Arts Dream Selsey, aided by £1,500 from our Community Grant Fund, brought the most famous play about World War One of all time back to life!
Journeys End, written by R C Sherriff whilst holidaying in Selsey in 1927, charts the tension and claustrophobia of men in the trenches during the lead up to the massive German attack in 1918.
A cast of 10 men took to the stage of the Selsey Pavillion, the same venue that Sherriff himself saw his play in action back in 1933. Enjoyed by nearly 600 people over 6 nights, the production was also viewed by over 6000 people on Facebook and 10,000 people on the Arts Dream Selsey website.
In addition, the 3 day exhibition, developed and researched by over 250 students, attracted over 5000 visitors in person and online.
“We were delighted that such an important project with so many links to the Selsey Community was supported by a local funder. Journeys End was a stunning achievement, the grant allowed us to promote the work more widely to a more national audience.”
Chris Butler, Director
Arts Dream Selsey
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.