Village Fund

Since its conception, Sustainable Hockerton has aimed to invest in a wide range of activities that will make the Parish economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

We want to hear from you if you have an idea you are keen to take forward.

Our funding comes from revenue generated by our wind turbine and solar PV systems since 2010.

Activities funded so far include solar PV arrays on local businesses; two offers of £200 to every home and business for energy and water saving measures; the installation of a heart start kit, with related training; social events; and visits to the local sustainable living exemplar Hockerton Housing Project.

In 2017/18 we are planning to help fund insulation in homes and business premises, and  mowing the verge to Southwell to improve safety for walkers. We remain open to further ideas, and continue to build a fund that can be used for more significant investment by the village in energy-saving buildings, community space, and/or other sustainable development.

Each idea is judged on its merits against the broad sustainability criteria set out in our guidance document, on residents’  stated preferences, and on the availability of other key resources such as time and skills!