Climate Emergency Community FundWe wrote to you earlier this month about a new grant scheme that is now available to help local communities take positive action to help Somerset become carbon neutral and mitigate the impacts of Climate Change.
It’s now less than 2 weeks away until 1 October when your council can bid for between £5,000 and £75,000 for innovative projects that can make a real difference in reducing carbon emissions and can contribute to making Somerset resilient to the effects of Climate Change.
I would like to highlight the fact that your application for this funding can include administrative costs for implementing the fund, for example your council may need to hire a part-time staff member or outsource some support. So please remember to include these costs in your bid.
As a reminder the scheme will be open from 1 October for six weeks and applications for funding of projects are invited from city, town and parish councils and community groups in unparished areas of Somerset. Qualifying projects will include those to reduce carbon emissions, reduce consumption and to implement activities around climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Full details are now available at www.somerset.gov.uk/climate-emergency
The following documents and information are now available on this website:
· FAQs about the Somerset Climate Emergency Fund
· Climate Emergency Community Fund – Guidance for Applicants
· Sample application form
The online application form will be available from 1 October.
Once you have read through all the information, if you need any advice or support please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Economic and Community Infrastructure Commissioning
Somerset County Council
22nd September 2020