The ‘Solar Array’ Community Fund


Draycott Council administers a community-fund on behalf of the locally-based Lower Newton Solar Farm.
Since 2016, the business has donated approximately £2000 a year for projects within the local community.

RES Group asked Draycott-in-the-Moors Parish Council to decide on which community projects should best be supported, and then to pass the money on to them if they are a Community Organisation or Charity Group or to manage the funds on a projects behalf if the activity is applied for by a member of the Community without a Community or Charity Committee or without a Community/Charity Bank Account to hold the funds.  In this case funds can be Earmarked within the Council Accounts for specific projects and will be included in the Councils monthly statements on the Meeting Agenda.

If you have a project which will benefit this area and which needs funding or part-funding, please apply.   You may be asked to a public meeting to present your project idea to the Council for a decision to be made.  Further information may be required before the Council can make a decision

Click on Solar Array Application form 2021 (Word Doc) or PDF solar-array-application-form-2021 to download a form. 

Please complete the form and return to the council Clerk

(Send completed paper forms to the Clerk, 3 The Island, Tean, ST10 4JE ; or email a scanned or PDF or WORD copy to

Draycott Parish Council is dedicated to support and fund initiatives that will benefit members of our community.  Grants will be limited by funds available.

The council reserves the right to monitor how the funds are used and ask for proof of completion of the project.

Among recipients approved by the council for grants from this fund are: Tara Burndred’s Dojo (£500); Cresswell Information Kiosk (£500); Fulford First Responders (£100); St Margaret’s Church Bell-Ringers (£200); Church Hall Committee (£500) – and more.  Please see the End of Year Statements below:

31.03.2019 Lower Newton Community Statement

31.03.2020 Lower Newton Community Statement RES