Climate Change Fund 2014
Community groups are invited to apply to the Climate Change Fund
for match funding of between £5,000 and £20,000 to fund measures
that will contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions within
The fund is open to voluntary and community groups; not for
profit organisations, registered charities and public sector
bodies. Applicants will need to provide match funding of at least
50% of the total project cost and the project itself must be
located within Bedford Borough.
The next Sustainability Committee meeting where applications
will be considered is on the 17th of September 2014, for which
applications will need to be received by the Council before the 7th
Measures that have been included in recent successful
applications include low energy lighting, cavity wall and loft
insulation; and energy efficient heating boilers which lower the
energy consumption of community buildings, reducing carbon
emissions as well as energy costs.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Since 2010, the
Climate Change Fund has allocated funding to 36 projects, at a wide
range of community buildings and local facilities across the
Borough, saving energy and cutting carbon emissions.
“The Fund can help a huge range of groups from community groups
to schools by providing match funding to install new technology or
make other improvements to their buildings which have a real effect
on reducing energy costs and improving efficiency.
“If any groups have an idea for how they could save energy in
their buildings, I would urge them to get in touch as quickly as
possible and find out how we might be able to help them.”
All monies approved during the current financial year must be
spent before March 31st 2015.
If you would like to submit an application, or for more
information please contact:
• 01234 718259 or 01234
• or visit: www.bedford.gov.uk/ccf