In 2019, Telford & Wrekin Council declared a climate emergency. It is now working, along with partners, to go carbon neutral by 2030 – and to reduce single-use plastic across the council by 2023!

Climate Change Fund- Now Open!

Funding for climate change and sustainability projects

Owing to the success of the first round, Telford and Wrekin Council is pleased to announce a second round of its Climate Change Fund now increased to £200,000, which will be used to help organisations in our borough to deliver projects aimed at addressing climate change or environmental sustainability.

The fund is open to the following organisations in the borough of Telford and Wrekin:

  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Faith groups
  • Charities
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Social enterprises
  • Friends of Parks
  • Local Nature Reserves and similar groups
  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • Parent Teacher Associations
  • School Friends groups
  • Small businesses (having 49 or less FTE employees)

Applications for a wide range of projects will be considered. Examples of projects include, but are not limited to, upgrading of heating systems, boiler replacements, secondary or triple glazing, installing solar panels and battery storage systems, introducing electric bike share schemes, cycle storage, installing a water refill station or improving local recycling of goods.  Further examples and details of what can and cannot be included can be found in the Guidance document.

So if you have a green idea and need some funding to help get your project off the ground, get your application in now.  You can review the Guidance, Terms and Conditions here and complete your APPLICATION FORM HERE.

Applicants are required to contribute match funding towards their project from their own budgets or from a grant from another fund. In the case of community groups, ‘in kind’ funding will be accepted e.g. volunteers who help in planning or delivering the project. 

Community organisations can apply for a minimum of £1,500 and a maximum grant of £10,000 with the applicant contributing 20% match funding in cash or in kind. 

Small businesses can apply for a maximum grant of £10,000 with the applicant contributing 50% match funding in cash.

Case studies from last year’s successful applicants can be viewed here.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 9th September 2022 although the council reserves the right to close the fund earlier.

For any Climate Change Fund enquiries please email: sustainability@telford.gov.uk

Telford & Wrekin Council has committed to making its operations carbon neutral by 2030, with an aspiration for the whole borough to meet this same target. Thank you for your help towards achieving this vision.

Apply to the Climate Change Fund here (redirects to new page)

 

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