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Community Fund

All profits from our community-owned solar farms are used to support local community projects with an emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability.

The community fund is managed and distributed by YCE, and a board of independent trustees drawn from our members.

The Newton Downs community fund is now inviting applications for grants.

Applications for funding are open to any community organisation operating within the Yealm area for projects which benefit communities in the parishes of Brixton, Holbeton, Newton and Noss, Wembury and Yealmpton.

Applications are invited from:

  • community organisations
  • schools
  • social enterprises
  • charities
  • parish councils or other groups

Applications need to meet the criteria described in the fund rules below and show evidence of broad community support, such as from Neighbourhood Plans.

If you have an idea that needs a grant we would love to hear from you.  You can read the full community fund rules below and download an application form (see further down).

Second Round of Community Fund grants now awarded

We are delighted to announce the 2019 grants for  projects from community organisations across the Yealm area have now been awarded.  Approximately £20,000 available in total.

See how funds were allocated.




Apply for funding for your community project