Yealm Community Energy has announced the latest community benefit round of grant funding.

The closing date for all applications is April 29 2022.

Based in South Devon, YCE is a non-profit social enterprise, run by local people, doing things differently. They are offering the opportunity to invest in locally-generated clean electricity with profits going into a community fund to support environmental and social projects in the parishes bordering the Yealm estuary: Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, Holbeton, Yealmpton, Brixton and Wembury.

Households in the Yealm area pay around £7 million per year to outside energy suppliers, representing about 5% of earned income. This money leaves the local economy and benefits large commercial companies. Taking ownership of local clean energy generation will retain the profits within the community and promote our long term sustainability.

South West Devon MP Sir Gary Streeter said on a recent visit to Creacombe Solar Farm: “Creacombe is a bold and pioneering project that can lead the way for a real step-change in the UK.“

You can read the guidance and link to the application form on