Last chance to claim £1,000 climate change grants

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Time is running out for community groups to get their hands on grants of up to £1,000 to help fund environmental projects in Daventry District.

The Action on Climate Change Grants have been made available by DDC as part of its Action on Climate Change campaign, launched last year following the authority's decision to declare a climate emergency.

The funding can be used for a range of projects, and applications have already been submitted for schemes including tree and wildflower planting, habitat creation and rewilding programmes to help restore areas to a more natural state and encourage wildlife.

Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: "If you have an idea to improve the environment or reduce the impacts of climate change in your community, we’d love to hear from you. Whether it's to launch a new group or initiative, or to support an existing one – please get in touch and we’ll see if we can help.

“We’ve had a number of applications since the scheme was launched in October, but there is still funding available, so I would urge groups who have not contacted us yet to do so as soon as possible, in order to meet the 15 March deadline.”

DDC declared a climate emergency in February 2020, 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.