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Solar Farm Community Benefit

The Parish is home to two Solar Farms: the Homeland Solar Farm in Three Legged Cross and the Manor Solar Farm to the west of the B3072. The local community receives money from the solar farms, which provide revenue annually as long as they are operational.

Two Community Groups – 3LX Community Fund and Verwood Solar Farm Fund – who operate independently of the Town Council, administer the funds.

The Town Council acts in partnership with both groups by holding the community benefit monies on their behalf in ring-fenced funds. Payments from these funds are made through the Town Council’s Bank Account. However, the funds are separate from the Town Council’s precept. The funds will only be spent as the 3LX Community Fund and the Verwood Solar Farm Fund decide.

Verwood Solar Farm Fund and 3LX Community Fund accept grant applications throughout the year. Application details for each fund can be found below.

Three Legged Cross Community Fund

3LX Community Fund logo

Could you and your group do something to improve the environment or facilities of Three Legged Cross or bring the community together?

3LX Community Fund offers grants to finance projects or events that benefit local people.

If you have an idea and the enthusiasm to make it happen, the Community Fund can help.

Verwood Solar Farm Fund Group

Verwood Solar Farm Fund logo

Could your organisation benefit from the Verwood Solar Farm Fund?

The Verwood Solar Farm Fund Group (VSFFG) awards grants where the use or purpose of the grant benefits Verwood and its community.

Applying for the Fund is straightforward. You can find full details about the Fund, the Procedure, and an Application Form below:

To apply, please download and save the Application Form.
Fill in the form electronically, attach to an email and send to verwood-solar-farm-fund@googlegroups.com.

If you prefer, you may also obtain a hard copy of the Application Form from the Town Council Offices.

Please make any enquiries regarding the VSFFG by email to The Secretary: verwood-solar-farm-fund@googlegroups.com.

Alternatively, you can reach The Secretary by post:

The Secretary
Verwood Solar Farm Fund c/o Verwood Town Council
28 Vicarage Road
BH31 6DR

The Committee convenes three times a year, ensuring a timely review of all applications.