The Ferry Farm Community Solar project now provides clean energy sufficient to power 1,300 homes.
It is situated at Ferry Farm because the Manhood Peninsula has the best sunshine record in the UK.
This innovative project, which offers ownership shares to organisations and individuals in the local area,
is expected to produce up to £20,000 every year for a fund to support local community groups.
Selsey Community Forum has been asked to administer this fund for a trial period of 3 years from 2017.
For more information about this community solar project, visit the Ferry Farm website.
In March 2020, the Board of Ferry Farm Community Solar agreed to redirect its planned community grant funding to support those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the regular community grant fund was temporarily suspended. It is anticipated that the grant fund will be reinstated in Autumn 2020. Applications received prior to the suspension will be retained and considered in due course. When the fund reopens, new applications will be accepted. This information will be updated when further details are known.
Selsey Community Forum is most grateful to the Ferry Farm Community Solar Project for a crisis funding grant of £3,230 to Selsey Wellbeing Services in dealing with mental health and other problems arising from Covid-19 restrictions.