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We hope to encourage and support projects undertaken by small parish councils which are sustainable and look to improve the environment and/or tackle climate change issues such as reducing carbon and improving biodiversity.

These projects could include “wilding” open spaces, wild flower meadows, more sustainable approaches to graveyards, renewables, carbon catchment (eg wetland creation, rain gardens etc).

Projects which are being undertaken in partnership with the local community are encouraged.

Our Climate and Environment Grants can also be used as match-funding for Parish Councils to attract other funding from external sources.

This funding stream will be available for the financial years 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23.

Grants may be offered to small parish councils towards the following for projects primarily concerned with climate issues and the environment:

  • training costs for a new project or skill which is required for such a project
  • set up costs and/or promotion of a new project
  • purchase of goods or equipment required for the project
  • towards the costs of an event(s) to raise awareness of an issue