THE developer of a new solar farm on the edge of Bishop’s Sutton is offering grants of up to £10,000 to local charities or community groups.

OPDE and Solafields have set up the Bishop’s Sutton Solar Farm Community Fund.

It is open to groups in the village and Alresford and must be linked to environmental or social sustainability in some way.

Application forms are available from, or post to Leo Fortey at OPDE UK Ltd, 1 Down Place, Hammersmith, London, W6 9JH. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, August 22. Successful applicants will be told by September 26.