Below is a selection of projects we have assisted. Download the case studies to learn more about the projects we work with and our professional partners. If there is something specific that you would like to know about, but can’t find any information on here, please get in touch.
Chelworth Solar Array Case Study
Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy (WWCE), in association with Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE), built a 1MW ground mounted solar panel array on land owned by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. The array is on low grade agricultural land and financial surpluses from the project will support Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s social wellbeing programmes in the local area, and a fund to finance fuel poverty reduction projects.
The solar array is estimated to generate around 950,000kWh of electricity over its lifetime, enough to supply the equivalent of between 200 and 250 homes. Pure Leapfrog provided a loan of £100,000 to enable the project to go ahead by meeting wildlife related contingency costs that were outside the budget.
For more information, download the case study here!
The Greenway Centre Case Study
In early 1995, an initiative to improve the management of the Greenway Centre and to maximise local use and involvement was put forward. An interim steering committee of local residents was established on 1st April 1995 with a remit to manage the centre and establish a locally elected Development Trust.
The Greenway Centre now provides the following services:
- Facilities for community groups including exercise classes, a choir and a community church.
- Community gym and fitness classes, including GP referral scheme and exercise for those on release from the local prison.
- Courses for job seekers with few qualifications
- Affordable business pods for start up businesses
The charity also works alongside statutory and voluntary organisations to improve the quality of life of residents in Southmead. The charity also promotes community cohesion by organising events such as the Southmead Festival.