Community groups that help tackle climate change could get up to £5K for projects.

The Vale of White Horse District Council is urging local groups are being urged to apply now for a share of a new £50,000 council grant.

The £5K grant is open to all parish councils and local groups.

The council is keen to help encourage action at a grass roots level and those who are only just beginning to address the climate emergency, as well as those who are already established.

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The funding is aimed at projects that help to tackle climate change and increase people’s awareness and knowledge of the climate emergency.  The work could focus on areas such as the natural environment, energy, waste and consumption, or transport and travel.

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Organisations that receive funding will also be invited to join a network to share experiences, highlight the success of schemes that have received funding and potentially collaborate on future projects.

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Councillor Bethia Thomas, Cabinet Member Community Engagement, said: “I’m very pleased that we can offer this money to help create real opportunities for everyone to get involved in climate action ata local level across the Vale. If you have a climate project in the Vale which would benefit from some financial support, please submit an application as soon as possible.”

Applications are open until 12pm on 25 April 2022.

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