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Ampney Crucis Village Hall Solar Panels

Funded on Spacehive 18 January 2024

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Ampney Crucis Village Hall Solar Panels

Ampney Crucis Village Hall Solar Panels

Ampney Crucis Village Hall By Ampney Crucis Village Hall

To install solar panels on the Ampney Crucis Village Hall that will provide a range of important benefits aimed at expanding usage of the Hall for the benefit of local people and the wider community.

Ampney Crucis Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 18 Jan 2024!

The Village Hall has served the local community since 1926. It is a registered Charity, managed by the Hall Trustees whose role is to ensure the Hall offers a welcoming & safe venue for all. It is suitable for a wide variety of activities. Our vision is to grow community involvement by expanding use of the Hall and greater community participation. Implementing a project to install solar panels will play a big role in achieving the vision and deliver many benefits. Project delivery is estimated for mid 2024 once funding is in place. Three technical studies from companies have confirmed that the project's benefits can be achieved. Our preferred company is CP Jefferies Ltd, based in Ampney Crucis, which means we will support a local business. A 11 kWp solar PV system is proposed comprising 22 solar panels on the SE facing roof with 1 x 3 phase inverter & 1 x 9.2 kWh battery. Funding will be sought through local community engagement, direct fundraising & Crowdfund Cotswold.

What we'll deliver:

  • A solar panel installation tailored to the Hall environment that will achieve the planned benefits
  • Solar energy generation for daily usage with any surplus to batteries for off-peak use & any excess sold to the grid.
  • Increase Hall usage and the range of activities

Why it's a great idea:

Benefits from the project will be realised for the local community and all current and potential users, ie 1 Ampney Crucis Village - a quality facility in a well known area of the Cotswolds 2 The Local Community - expanded range of activities 3 Grant Bodies/Donors - association with a high quality location 4 Users (Children & Adults) - opportunities for new activities 5 Clubs & Societies - enhanced quality of the facility Specific Benefits 1 Energy Cost Saving - a reduction in energy costs (at least 50%) 2 Reduction in Running Costs - improvement in our financial position 3 A More Affordable Facility - charges at levels to attract new users 4 Environmental Benefits - reduction in CO2 emissions taking environmental issues seriously 5 Preservation of Village Heritage - future benefits for Village Community 6 Expansion of the Range of Activities - grow uses & Hall bookings 7 Community Support & Involvement - engagement to generate a sense of belonging

Steps to get it done:

  • The award of a contract to install Solar Panels by 1 March 2024
  • Commissioning of the new Solar Panel system by 30 June 2024

Location Ampney Crucis

About the space

Ampney Crucis is delightful Cotswold Village, 3 mls east of Cirencester. The name (latin for Ampney of the Cross) comes from the Brook & the C15th Cross at the Parish Church. A population of c600, today can be found: an Historic Church, War Memorial, C of E School, Playground, Cricket Field, Village Hall &hotel/restaurant (Crown at Ampney Brook


Cotswold District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £30,162

Solar Panels, Inverter, Battery - £25,752 (85%)
Contingency - £1,348 (4%)
Electrical System Update - £500 (2%)
SSE Electrical Network Fees - £400 (1%)
CDC Building Regulation Fees - £300 (1%)
Other - £1,862 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Solar Panels, Inverter, Battery
Electrical System Update
SSE Electrical Network Fees
CDC Building Regulation Fees
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Refurbishment and upgrade to the interior of the Village Hall

Total £30,162

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