Funding to Combat Climate Change
Wednesday 10th March
Mayor of Bedford Borough Dave Hodgson went ‘up
on the roof’ this week for the official launch of the Mayor’s
Climate Change Fund.
£100,000 is available right now for community
projects which help to reduce carbon emissions in the borough. This
week, the Mayor was joined by Environment Portfolio Holder Cllr
Charles Royden to look at the solar panels on the roof of Borough
Hall and highlight the kind of schemes which can be supported
through the initiative.
The fund is open to schools, community groups,
not-for-profit organisations and the council itself and can be used
for technologies including ground source heat pumps, cavity wall
insulation and solar thermal hot water panels.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said:
“In addition to tackling climate change, the projects which take
place through this scheme will have direct benefits locally,
cutting energy bills and helping to create a greener Bedford
Borough, so I hope lots of organisations and groups will get
“There are many different technologies out
there and I look forward to finding out about the innovative ideas
that come forward through the Fund.”
The Mayor’s Climate Change Fund includes over
half a million pounds over the next three years for schemes which
will help improve the local and wider environment and contribute to
the fight against climate change.
For more information about
the fund and to download the Application Form and Guidance Notes –
please click below: