£1,000 climate action grants available

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Community groups in Daventry District are being offered grants of up to £1,000 to help fund environmental projects as part of an initiative to tackle climate change. 

The Action on Climate Change grants can be used to fund a range of projects, such as tree or wildflower planting, reuse or recycling schemes, litter-picking initiatives and much more. 

The funding has been made available by Daventry District Council (DDC) as part of its Action on Climate Change campaign, launched earlier this year following the authority's decision to declare a climate emergency. 

Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: "The grants can be used for a range of projects that seek to improve the environment or reduce the impacts of climate change. Whether it's to launch a new group or initiative, or to support an existing one - we're really keen to hear your ideas and support them if we can." 

DDC declared a climate emergency in February this year, agreeing 20 environmental aims and improvements to tackle it.  

They include a new tree policy, which aims to double tree cover across the District over the next ten years and the Action on Climate Change campaign, which shows people how they can make simple changes to reduce their carbon footprint. 

To request an application form for an Action on Climate Change grant, please email communitygrants.ddc@daventrydc.gov.uk 

For more information about the scheme please phone the Community Projects Team on 01327 871100.