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Turning frowns upside down

£3,000 Coronavirus Crisis Fund provides 3 course meals for 60 shielding Selsey & Sidlesham residents


£3,000 of the Coronavirus Crisis Fund was awarded to Kitchen Grumpy, in Selsey, who cooked up and delivered 3 course meals to 60 elderly, isolated, shielding and lonely residents everyday through the lockdown in May & June.

Among the daily delivery team was Georgina, a pupil of Bishop Luffa School, who played an active role in helping the local community during lockdown.

After completing her school work for the day, she spent a great deal of her time as a "street buddy" helping to coordinate and carry out the regular delivery of food parcels and nourishing cooked meals to vulnerable members of the community down her street.

“For several years now, Georgina has attended teas run on Sunday afternoons for lonely older people, happily playing games, chatting and playing the piano. She is much appreciated, none more so than by the vulnerable people she supported by delivering meals three times a week.”

“When the pandemic hit, Kitchen Grumpy at the heart of the Selsey community, quickly stepped in, firing up their kitchens to cook for the community and the funding received made that happen.”

Mike Nicholls, Chairman of the Selsey Community Forum


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.


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