In February 2020, the Leader of Somerset County Council announced that £1 million would be made available for city, town and parish councils to support local communities. A new grant scheme is now available to help local communities take positive action to help Somerset become carbon neutral and mitigate the impacts of Climate Change.
From 1 October, city, town and parish councils and community organisations in unparished areas across Somerset are invited to 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.
The scheme will be open from 1 October and applications for funding of projects are invited from city, town and parish councils and community organisations in unparished areas of Somerset of between £5,000 and £75,000. Qualifying projects will include those to reduce carbon emissions, reduce consumption and to implement activities around climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Full details of the Somerset Climate Emergency Community Fund scheme are in the Guidance for Applicants document.
The following documents and information are now available
- The Climate Emergency Guidance for Applicants– you can check your organisation’s eligibility, the types of schemes that can be funded and how and when you can apply.
- The ’One Planet Living Principals’ are referenced in the guidance notes, you can download a full copy here.
- Your questions answered – some common questions that you might want to know about how the community fund works. These questions and answers are regularly reviewed and updated so please check back for any further updates.
- Sample application form– a pdf copy of the application form that will go live as an online form on 1 October.
From 1 October, city town and parish councils will be able to apply here for the Climate Emergency Community Fund when the application form goes live.
Thursday 22 October 2020 11am to 2pm,
Virtual Climate Emergency Event for City, Town and Parish Councils
Zoom contact https://www.somerset-alc.org.uk/
Saturday 24 October 2020, 11am to 2pm,
Virtual Climate Emergency Event for City, Town and Parish Council,
Zoom, contact https://www.somerset-alc.org.uk/