Community engagement

GEL takes its responsibility to the local community very seriously and has ensured that the project is as transparent and engaging as possible. 

Many public Drop-In sessions and private group visits and talks have been hosted. Community groups receive regular visits and the project team have attended a variety of village and county shows.


Community fund

For each geothermal well that is drilled, funding is allocated to a Community Fund. The fund is managed by Cornwall Community Foundation and is aimed at community projects close to the drilling site, with an emphasis on sustainability and community cohesion. 

GEL allocated £40,000 to the Community Fund which was distributed between the parishes of Gwennap, Carharrack, St Day & Lanner.