Warwickshire County Council seeks views on climate change project funding scheme - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire County Council seeks views on climate change project funding scheme

Leamington Editorial 17th Nov, 2020   0

VIEWS are being sought on Warwickshire County Council’s £1 Million Green Shoots Fund.

The scheme – approved last month – aims to address the climate change emergency by funding local climate change projects.

Eligible projects should work to reduce carbon emissions and help adapt the local environment to withstand the impacts of climate change. The approach is designed so communities can deliver their own local solutions to climate change.

Any community group or voluntary organisation will be able to apply for money for projects that meet set criteria from early next year.

The council is now seeking the views of potentially eligible groups or individuals to help shape various aspects of its operation.

Anyone interested can complete an online questionnaire to share their views on the types of projects needing funding, the levels of financial support required and the process for applying.

The scheme forms part of the county’s commitment to tackling global warming following its climate change emergency declaration in 2019.

County council environment spokeswoman Heather Timms said: “The Warwickshire Green Shoots Fund is an important step forward in our response to the climate change emergency that this council declared in 2019.

“There is already lots of fantastic work going on within Warwickshire County Council and our communities across the county to help reduce carbon footprints and minimise the effects we all have on our fast-changing climate.

“There can be few better demonstrations of our commitment to address this emergency than the sizeable sum of money made available to our communities as part of the Warwickshire Green Shoots Fund. I hope to see as many community groups as possible responding to this engagement exercise so that, together we can make Warwickshire the best it can be, sustainable now and for the future.”

Visit ask.warwickshire.gov.uk/insights-service/green-shoots to submit views by Monday November 30.

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