An annual £1M community support scheme linked to the proposed Great North Road Solar Park in Newark.

Introducing NG+

NG+ is a community support scheme linked to the proposed Great North Road Solar Park in Newark. Our mission is to deliver a brighter future through our annual one-million-pound fund. With this fund, NG+ will support and deliver projects to benefit the local community with a focus on the environment, education, food security, wellbeing, and energy efficiency.

NG+ is committed to enhancing biodiversity by developing woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and hedgerows, establishing wildlife corridors, supporting beekeeping initiatives, and improving soil quality, in collaboration with local farmers. We’re also working with installers in the Midlands and Lincolnshire to create jobs within the community.

We will be collaborating with local universities through research funding, trial sites, and student bursary schemes, as well as reskilling the local work force with traineeships and apprenticeships. New picnic and play areas, additional footpaths, and mountain bike trails, will enhance local amenities and create healthier spaces for you to enjoy.

We’re passionate about tackling food poverty and reducing food waste by supporting targeted food distribution, raising awareness of nutrition, and helping people to develop their culinary skills. By providing grants for home improvements such as insulation, directly funding energy efficiency projects, and supporting innovation through green startup funding, we can ensure that powering homes and businesses doesn’t have to cost the earth.

The Five Pillars of NG+

Local environment

  • Biodiversity enhancements
  • Local job creation

Education

  • School visits
  • Research funding

Wellbeing

  • Enhancing local amenity
  • Creating healthier spaces

Food security

  • Tackling food poverty
  • Reducing food waste

Energy efficiency

  • Home improvement grants
  • Green startup funding

The Five Pillars of NG+

Local environment

  • Biodiversity enhancements
  • Local job creation

Education

  • School visits
  • Research funding

Wellbeing

  • Enhancing local amenity
  • Creating healthier spaces

Food security

  • Tackling food poverty
  • Reducing food waste

Energy efficiency

  • Home improvement grants
  • Green startup funding

Local Environment

Biodiversity enhancements and job creation are so important for enriching the local environment and revitalising neighbourhoods.

NG+ will actively support projects to enhance woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and hedgerows, to ensure species protection and foster ecological balance. We will be collaborating with local farmers to enrich the soil around the solar park and will establish wildlife corridors, as well as promoting beekeeping through the scheme.

We will also be bringing jobs to the area for local people in collaboration with developers in the Midlands and Lincolnshire and organisations such as Solar Energy UK.

Education

Education is a key part of NG+ and we will be collaborating with local educational organisations in a number of ways. From research funding and the creation of a solar trial site for universities, to school visits and activity days, sponsoring higher education programmes and a student bursary scheme, we have big plans.

We will also be providing traineeships and apprenticeships to re-skill the local workforce, aid the local economy and keep talented people in the area.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing is another important part of NG+. We all need to look after our mental health, taking time away from screens to get out in nature. Study after study shows that being outdoors is good for everybody, whether young or old.

We’re interested to hear how we can enhance local amenities, from creating new picnic and play areas, creating and linking new and existing footpaths and adding mountain bike trails so that people can enjoy and make the most of their outdoor space.

Food Security

The biggest threat to food security is climate change. The UK government and international bodies such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change having identified climate change and biodiversity loss as major contributing factors to food insecurity in the UK and around the world. The UK wastes enough food to provide approx. 6.4 million people with 3 meals per day. The UN state that if food waste was a country, it would be the #3 global greenhouse gas emitter behind the US and China.

NG+ will look at projects to tackle food poverty by supporting targeted distribution programmes and work to reduce food waste by raising awareness around the issue, providing nutrition education, and culinary skills.

Energy Efficiency

Solar parks such as the proposed Great North Road Solar Park advance energy efficiency, providing clean, renewable, and sustainable electricity to communities, but NG+ wants to take this further.

We will be offering grants for energy-related home improvements such as insulation, solar panels and heat pumps. We are also keen to support innovation in this area by providing funding for green startup businesses. We will offer grants for business for related measures also, with the aim to support local employment.

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