The provision of significant local community benefits is central to Meadow Blue Energy’s vision. The society will contribute surplus income into the independently administered and dedicated Meadow Blue Community Benefit Fund. Over the 25-year life of the project, the Society will create a Community Benefit Fund. Annual contributions to the Community Benefit Fund may vary and will be at the discretion of the Society’s Board of Directors as they will be dependent on available cash flow following bank loan repayments and members’ interest payment commitments.
Currently the MBCE Directors provide prearranged educational visits to the Merston site, are planting over 400 trees at the site.
They also attend events at schools (photo below) and take part in STEM events across Sussex to educate local school children about Science Technology Engineering & Math’s.