West Solent Solar is an ethical organisation and a social enterprise. It is not a profit maximising organisation. It seeks to pay a reasonable return to its members on capital invested, and a sufficient return to attract and retain that capital, but is also motivated by broader community objectives and the values of the co-operative movement. In our Prospectus we stated that we would set aside £5,000 per year (index linked) from year 5 to support local community sustainability projects. As the financial performance has been better than expected we have already provided £3000 in 2015.
One project that has been funded from the fund has been a composting toilet for the nursery school within Hordle Primary School.