Our changing climate affects all of us. To help promote green schemes, Hertsmere Borough Council is inviting local community groups to apply for a new grant to help them take action on climate change.
The new Climate Action Community Grant provides funding of up to £500 to community-based organisations taking measures locally to tackle our climate emergency.
The aim is to encourage volunteers and communities to take action through a range of initiatives, including energy efficiency measures; renewable energy; promoting active and sustainable transport; reducing waste; improving the use of resources; enhancing biodiversity; reducing carbon emissions; through to supporting local, sustainable or seasonal food production.
Addressing climate change is a major focus of the council’s work and we’ve set out our plans for reducing carbon emissions resulting from our services and operations, as well as developing green schemes.
The grant is for any community group that needs help to set up a project. The grant will support practical measures such as tree planting and habitat improvement; education programmes to increase awareness and the skills needed to change and adapt lifestyles; green travel and transport schemes; energy saving in community buildings; local food initiatives; and recycling and reuse projects.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 June. Decisions will be made in July and grants allocated in August.
This new initiative forms one part of the council’s ambitious plans to achieving net zero carbon emissions before 2050.
To find out more about the Climate Action Community Grant or to apply, please visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/CACG