In line with other community energy groups, Pomona has a small fund to support local community initiatives, ideally ones in line with our objectives of reducing carbon emissions and increasing social cohesion. During the summer and autumn of 2020 the Directors approved two applications – one to pay for an energy audit for Llanwarne Village Hall – enabling it to help unlock further funding for an energy retrofit – and one to support paid admin for Herefordshire Green Network, which does valuable work connecting and supporting low carbon/environmental actions across the county. Like many organisations, it has found that regular funding sources have been diverted to Covid emergency, and funding to simply keep going has been hard to come by. (N.b. two Pomona Solar directors are on the Steering Group of HGN so made declarations of interest when the latter application was made.)
The Directors welcome applications from other suitable projects in Herefordshire.