Gawcott Solar mobilises £14,000 Corona Crisis Fund

We hope you are keeping well and coping with the difficult times we are all sharing. Our community solar farm continues to generate electricity from the sun and our operations contractors are continuing near-normal operations.

Gawcott Fields Community Solar CIC has mobilised a fund to support local community organisations helping those facing hardship due to the Coronavirus outbreak and shutdown. We have made 2 donations in the first week of the shutdown:

•  £2,500 to Buckingham Food Bank to help provide emergency food to local families in crisis
•  £747 to YC2 Buckingham& Winslow Young Carers towards gift vouchers to cheer up 55 young carers looking after family members at home

“We are so grateful to Gawcott Fields Community Solar for their amazing donation. This will ensure the elderly and vulnerable as well as others in crisis as a result of this epidemic can be provided with emergency food parcels when needed.” – Keith Croxton, Buckingham Food Bank.

National Energy Foundation, who manage our Bee Warm energy advice service are focussing their efforts on helping local households in financial hardship deal with energy company issues including offering pre-pay meter vouchers.

Please get in touch via jakeburnyeat@cfrcic.co.uk if you have ideas on how we can help. We will be reviewing applications regularly.

 

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