We are delighted to announce that the village has been awarded a £40,000 grant from the
Rural Community Energy Fund. Thanks to this grant Crowhurst can now develop a
community-wide plan to help tackle high energy bills and make our homes warmer.
We are calling the grant funded initiative ‘Warmer Crowhurst Clean Energy Project’. It will
investigate how village residents can be provided with affordable, reliable, clean heat to help
reduce carbon emissions in line with the village’s Net Zero targets.
The project will start on 15th October. The village energy report, which will summarise where
we are and what we need to do, will be completed by 15 January 2022.
The grant was secured for us by Energise Sussex Coast, who will work with Brighton & Hove
Energy Services Co-operative (BHESCo) and RINA (an international energy consultancy),
along with the support of Crowhurst Parish Council. So, there are lots of aspects to this
project and plenty of opportunity for each of you to get involved.