Green Community Grants

The Green Community Grants fund was set up to support communities in Breckland to take action for themselves. Its aim is to promote environmental sustainability and create positive behavioural change in response to climate change. The fund can also support school projects which encourage pupils to take action for the environment.

Timeframes

The fund was open to applications from Monday 13 July to Sunday 12 September 2021. We considered all the applications carefully and contacted the projects at the start of October, to let them know whether they'd been successful.

Who could apply?

  • Breckland community groups
  • Breckland schools
  • Businesses in Breckland
  • Town and parish councils
  • Local Breckland charities

Requirements

Each project had to show that it would lead a positive behavioural change towards climate change reduction or environmental sustainability. It must benefit a community in Breckland.

We considered all applications but we particularly welcomed applications for:

  1. Projects that enable residents to find solutions to environmental problems.
  2. Projects that aim to reduce litter and waste.
  3. Projects that target the reduction of energy or water use.
  4. Projects that support more environmental ways of travelling to and from work or school.
  5. Projects that look to improve the energy efficiency of a community building/asset, for example by improving insulation or installing a green energy source.
  6. Community and school composting schemes.
  7. Projects that promote the increase of biodiversity or protect natural habitats.
  8. Events that promote better education of the community on sustainability
  9. Carbon literacy training for the community
  10. Projects that enable the community to take action for themselves to protect and improve their local environment.
  11. Projects that promote growing your own food
  12. Projects that promote a more circular economy by prevent waste and promoting reuse.

The fund was unable to support:

  1. Projects that do not demonstrate improvements to the environment.
  2. Outdoor play/sports facilities.
  3. Animal rescue charities e.g. seal rescue charities
  4. Village/town beautification initiatives such as 'In Bloom' competitions.
  5.  School education trips and cultural visits.

The Green Grants we've made

The Green Community Grants fund has now awarded £98,226 worth of grants, shared between 30 projects.

Last updated: 08/11/2021 08:58:46