Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant regularly hosts visits from groups and students from the local area, giving them the opportunity to see first-hand how the power station generates renewable electricity. On October 25th, Greg Atebe, the assistant station manager, hosted a group from the Grantham U3A (University of the Third Age).
If you are involved with a local organisation and interested in visiting Sleaford REP, please contact us via email: [email protected]
Sleaford Bowls Club, Leadenham Hockey Club and the Hale Magna Village Hall are the latest beneficiaries from the Sleaford REP Community Power Fund. The £125,000 Fund was set up in 2020 to support community groups and projects - primarily in the areas of environment, sport, education and social well-being - within a five mile radius of the Sleaford power station. The Fund is provided by Schroders Greencoat, Sleaford REP's owners and one of the country's largest investors in renewable energy and resource efficiency.
Sleaford Bowls Club secured money for a green-keeping machine and equipment to help disabled people play bowls at the Club. Leadenham Hockey Club secured a grant for a gazebo, for use at their matches and the Village Hall secured money for solar panels.
Grants of up to £5000 are available so if you know of a group or a project that could benefit from the Power Fund, please visit n-kesteven.gov.uk/communityfunding for further information on how to apply.
A team from the Impact Investing Institute visited Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant on May 30th. Hosted by Hugh Unwin of Schroders Greencoat and Greg Atebe (Deputy Plant Manager), the team learnt more about how the plant supplies renewable energy to the national grid and how local communities in and around Sleaford are supported, whilst generating a financial return for investors.
The Impact Investing Institute was launched in 2019 with a mission to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investing market in the UK and internationally, and an aim for capital markets to be fairer and work better for people and the planet, in order to deliver sustainable and inclusive economic growth.