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Chelwood Community Fund

Applications are welcomed for Grant Awards for Charitable Purposes from organisations, community groups and individuals in Chelwood and the surrounding parishes.

01 October 2019
BSR will provide Chelwood Community Energy Limited with O&M services

British Solar Renewables (BSR) will provide O&M services for a number of community energy sites, including the Chelwood Solar Array. BSR will be responsible for monitoring the performance of our site, identifying and repairing faults, for security and land management.  Chelwood Community Energy Ltd (the Company) employs Mongoose Energy to provide asset management facilities that include a range of […]

18 April 2018
How to claim your Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) relief

How to Claim EIS Relief Once HMRC have authorised the tax submissions made by Chelwood Community Energy we will be permitted to distribute to all qualifying investors a Form EIS 3 which sets out the amount invested and states that the investment is eligible for tax relief. For Investors who Normally Complete a Tax Return Form […]

16 September 2016
Chairman’s Letter, May 2016

Dear Shareholders, We are up and running! Chelwood Community Energy Solar Array began supplying electricity to the Grid on 10th December 2015 and I would like to thank everyone involved for completing the project on time and within budget. Since then, despite one of the dullest and wettest winters on record, our equipment has continued to […]

01 May 2016
Setting up Chelwood Community Trust

Chelwood Community Energy (CCE) is a Community Benefit Society and as such the company needs to set up an appropriate charity to distribute the initial sum of £50K and then any annual surplus funds that remain after all its obligations and expenses have been met. The board of CCE have agreed that the Community Fund should […]

26 April 2016
Chelwood: what’s new?

Chelwood Community Energy successfully raised nearly 2.5 million pounds in just over 3 months last summer. The money raised was successfully used to install the Chelwood Solar Farm, a 5MW ground-mounted solar array. The array is built on 22 acres of farmland near to Chelwood, a village of  around 150 residents, located approximately eight miles south of […]

25 April 2016
Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Certificates

Chelwood Community Energy Share Offer has been granted pre-approval for the Enterprise Investment Scheme by HMRC. This means that qualifying UK taxpayers can claim 30% of their investment back, up to a maximum of the amount of tax that they have paid this tax year and the previous tax year. We have been told by HMRC that […]

15 April 2016
Chelwood Energised

10 December 2015 – On schedule, and in appalling weather, the Chelwood Solar Array, owned and operated by Chelwood Community Energy, went live. Thanks to call concerned at Chelwood Community Energy, Mongoose Energy, Bath & West Community Energy and Triodos Bank

21 December 2015
‘Energisation’ scheduled for 10 December

Construction of the array is nearly finished with ‘energisation’ scheduled for the 10 December. Go to the Project Section for more information and gallery of pictures of the work in progress.

09 December 2015