Zero Carbon Communities Grant scheme
Community groups across Uttlesford were invited to apply for funding to tackle the climate crisis through a new Zero Carbon Community Grant Scheme.
We have awarded funding to 11 community projects that seek to reduce carbon emissions, enhance biodiversity or support community engagement in climate change.
The projects to be awarded funding are:
Birchanger Wood Trust - £3,451 - for the installation of bee swarm boxes in Birchanger Wood
Felsted Parish Council - £1,200 - to carry out a biodiversity survey of parish council grassed areas
Quendon & Rickling Parish Council - £5,425 - for pond clearance work
Radwinter Recreation Ground Charity - £7,500 - to install solar panels on the community pavilion
Saffron Walden Community Energy Ltd - £34,000 - towards the next phase of the Littlebury Energy Project decarbonisation plan
Sustainable Stansted - £2,000 - to support a community engagement project focussed on domestic energy consumption and carbon emission reduction
Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council - £34,900 - for replacement sodium-powered streetlights
Stebbing Parish Council - £2,200 - for the creation of a community nature area at Mill Lane playing field
Stebbing Tennis Club - £14,750 - for new low-energy LED lighting units
Wicken Bonhunt Parish - £15,000 - to install a ground-mounted solar energy system at St Margaret's Church and Community Centre
Wimbish Parish Council - £5,000 - for the restoration and creation of wildflower meadows
In total, £125,000 in grants have been allocated in year 1 of the grants scheme. The list of successful projects was approved by the Cabinet meeting on 16 March following an evaluation and selection process.
An application process will open later this year for a second round of grants