Webinar will explain Green Shoots funding to climate campaigning Warwickshire groups - The Leamington Observer

Webinar will explain Green Shoots funding to climate campaigning Warwickshire groups

Leamington Editorial 11th Apr, 2021   0

A WEBINAR aims to help Warwickshire groups and organisations make a difference to climate change.

As part of its £1 Million Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund scheme, Warwickshire County Council is hosting a ‘meet the funders’ Webinar on Wednesday April 21.

The event, hosted by Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action between 7pm and 8pm over Zoom, will give local groups and organisations an opportunity to find out more about the fund, understand the application process and ask questions.

The fund is designed for local schemes aiming to reduce carbon emissions and help address the climate change emergency in Warwickshire.

Eligible projects should include those looking to increase the adaptability and resilience of Warwickshire to the effects of climate change, reduce impacts on the environment – particularly in regards to climate change – and benefit the wider community.

Examples of applicants include constituted ‘not-for-profit’ community organisations, town or parish councils or community groups willing to administer the funds through an organisational bank account, and schools, if applying as a PTA or ‘Friends of…’ group.

Applications for funding up to £25,000 are to be submitted during biannual funding rounds, with each round open for a period of ten weeks. The first round runs until Monday May 17.

WCC spokesman Rob Powell 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 sums of money made available to our communities as part of the Warwickshire Green Shoots Fund. For organisations that are unsure where to start with their Green Shoots Fund application, the ‘meet the funders’ event with WCAVA promises to be a must-add to calendars and I would urge anyone interested to book one of the limited places as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Click here to book a place on the webinar.

Visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/GreenShootsFund for more information.


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