Going greener

TWO environmental campaigners who have a vision for a solar-powered Exmouth have started up a new organisation to help voluntary groups become greener.

TWO environmental campaigners who have a vision for a solar-powered Exmouth have started up a new organisation to help voluntary groups become greener.

Granted is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company covering predominately Exmouth then East Devon and Exeter started up by grant expert Alex Chalkley and Jonathan Davis, a renewable energy specialist.

Their aim is to increase the amount of energy Exmouth generates from renewable sources like solar power, wind turbines and wood pellet boilers.

And they will help not-for-profit organisations secure the funding they need to install renewable energy systems and start generating their own power.

This, they hope, will help them save money on energy bills, encourage more organisations to generate their own power, reduce carbon emissions and inspire young people to think about renewable energy

Granted is currently working with schools, housing associations, outdoor activity centres, a national trust farm and other organisations.

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Alex Chalkley said: "Exmouth, and Devon in general, has a poor record on renewables and we want to change that by acting locally.

"We are confident that we can help Exmouth's organisations secure the funding they need to start generating their own electricity. Wouldn't it be great if our town became known for how much energy it generated from the sun?"

Jonathan Davis said: "I have an eye on education because I worked in the field for a number of years.

"We have a great renewable energy teaching cabin that will inspire young people because it is hands-on.

"The best thing is some schools will get it paid for from grant funding that our company can secure on their behalf."

If you think they can help your organisation or, if you have an interest in renewable energy, find out more at www.granthelp.co.uk

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