Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Energyfund Cornwall Award.

Bosavern Community Farm Wins 'Energyfund Cornwall' Award!

On Monday 10th November, Pete (Grower), Nikki (Full time Volunteer) and Rob (our in house Renewables Expert) went to Energyfund Cornwall awards after being shortlisted for an award. The ceremony was hosted by Lucy Siegle, 'Green Agony Aunt' from the Guardian at The Eden Project.
Of the 23 applications for the £300,000 Energyfund Cornwall fund, 4 got partial funding and 15 were fully funded.

We are very happy to announce that the farm has been awarded a £10,800 grant!
This will be used for the initial costs associated with developing renewables at BCF and possibly a Community Share Issue launch to fund the installation costs. The bulk of the money is to pay for planning application fees and the environmental reports needed to go with them. Just over a quarter of the money will be used for running a CSI to raise the funds to pay for the systems work - but now at least we can move on with this without any financial risk to the farm. This is a very important step in helping the farm become more self-sustaining and to be a model of best practice in sustainable food growing initiatives.

Additional congratulations to Rob for recieving an award for his second venture of developing
a solar PV project through West Cornwall Community Renewables, (like Bosavern is a Community Benefit Society). This will fund Rob to kick start WCCR, developing local community owned renewable generation.

Well done Rob and thanks for running our application!
Thanks to all who supported our Crowdfunding application and please continue to support us in this exciting venture!

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