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Power to the people fund

To support our environmental commitments and spread positive energy through our community, we've supported local projects, initiatives and charities that positively benefit the environment and local community. Previous beneficiaries of our fund have received up to a maximum of £6,000 to be used for environmental or community focused projects.

Our Environmental Vision is “to make a positive contribution to our Island environment for today and for the benefit of future generations” and we want to support our Island community in a way that achieves our vision.

What projects have we supported?

We have supported Locally based initiatives, charities or projects that benefit the environment and wider community. Including events, initiatives, projects and groups with a cause and brand that has resonated with the four pillars of Guernsey Electricity’s 5 year Environmental Sustainability Strategy:

  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Climate Action 
  • Healthy ecosystems 
  • Education, awareness and skills
Osprey Nesting Site - La Societe Guernesiaise

We helped fund and install an osprey nesting site close to both St Saviour’s Reservoir and Perelle Bay which have been designed to attract young birds of around two years old as they migrate from Africa to Scotland.

New website for Fairtrade Guernsey

We supported the local arm of Fairtrade through funding a new website designed to help spread the message of better environmental sustainability and fairer pay through local purchasing of certified Fairtrade produce such as tea, coffee and sugar.

National Trust of Guernsey

The National Trust has received £2,890 for the acquisition of innovative self-powered scythe to increase accessibility to its land for Islanders. The revolutionary kit will allow scrub to be cleared by its volunteers in a way that is sensitive and encouraging of biodiversity. As the third largest landowner in Guernsey, the National Trust hope that the scythe will improve accessibility for more islanders.

Biological Records Centre

£1,700 has been donated to the Biological Records Centre for its project to record and enhance public awareness of Eelgrass, which is an important habitat forming species found in the seas around the Island.

Guernsey Conservation Herd

The Conservation Herd has received £500 for the purchase of food for the cattle. The herd graze in open areas across the Island and play an important role in promoting the growth of native species and protects natural habitats and biodiversity.

The Clean Earth Trust

The Clean Earth Trust will use the £900 donation for the roll out of its kiosk based litter picking kits for beach goers to use, free of charge. The initiative will increase education and beach cleaning in a safe, accessible way whilst reducing the amount of littler that can find its way into the marine environment

The Repair Cafe

We donated £1,125 which will provide volunteers who work at its Repair Cafés with equipment to conduct electrical repairs safely. We also included monies to train the team to use the equipment and purchase new electrical materials.

The Lihou Charitable Trust

£1,866 has been donated to the Lihou Charitable Trust for the installation of a live data screen which will provide guests, schools and youth groups with an insight into how much electricity is being generated by the Island’s solar panels in Lihou House in real time. The Trust maintains the property, which welcomes many Islanders every year, including students from all the Island’s schools who complete overnight residentials and will use the screens to monitor their own energy usage.

La Societe Guernesiase Bat Section

La Société Guernesiaise’s Bat Section will utilise its £2,000 donation to purchase bat boxes to put up around the island and also bat detectors for use on its regular bat walks which are open to the public.

Education officers- La Societe Guernesiaise

Education officers at La Société have received £1,000 to go towards equipment as part of its schools’ workshops, which focuses on educating students on biodiversity and nature.

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