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£10,000 available for Newbury projects to help the climate

Newbury Town Council is making £10,000 available to award to local projects which benefit the climate.

Applications are now open for grants to support local environmental groups with projects that will reduce CO2 emissions and other actions that benefit the climate in Newbury.

There is a total fund of £10,000 available with the closing date for this year’s applications on 31 December 2020.

Newbury Town Council have awarded grants for community projects for a number of years and this year the Council an extra £10,000 has been allocated specifically to help reduce the overall carbon footprint in the parish of Newbury.

Cllr Martin Colston, Leader of the Council, said:

As part of the Town Council’s Strategy, we have committed to take actions to address the climate emergency. We have set up a Climate Emergency Working Group and have already reduced our carbon footprint by 26 tonnes and have held successful workshops with guest speakers so that members of the public and interested groups can get involved.

We are inviting applications for grants for projects on premises that will reduce the carbon footprint in Newbury, and which will directly benefit groups or community buildings rather than individuals.

Applications and full criteria for application is now open on the Town Council website by following this link.

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