The High Peak Community Climate Change Fund has been established as part of the Council’s efforts to tackle climate change. The fund is intended to provide small grants to community-based organisations taking measures locally to tackle the climate emergency.
The aim is to mobilise the resources of local communities, encourage people to work together in a voluntary capacity and empower individuals and communities to take actions which: reduce local CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions; increase the ability of nature to absorb and store greenhouse gas emission; and build resilience in nature to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Small grants, usually between £200 and £500, are available to help support the delivery of High Peak Borough Council’s. It will support practical measures such as tree planting and habitat improvement, educative actions to increase awareness and the skills needed to change and adapt lifestyles, green travel/transport schemes, energy saving in community buildings, local food projects and recycling and reuse projects.
Who can apply?
The fund is for any community group which needs some help to set up a project to support nature or tackle climate change. The group’s main purpose does not need to be related to the environment, just the specific project this would deliver.
The project is administered by High Peak Community and Voluntary Support (HPCVS). Please contact Donna Wren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01663 735 350 if you wish to discuss your application.