Groups can apply for Climate Change grant
Could your organisation or community group benefit from a grant? The county council is encouraging community groups and organisations to apply for Shire Climate Change grants which can help improve their buildings.
Grants of up to £5,000 to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency are available through the 2017-18 scheme, which has three rounds of funding, with applications for the first round closing on Friday, 30 June.
For further information, and how to apply, visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/community-grants
The community grant has already helped parish councils, community and faith groups as well as charities and village hall management committees.
The grant helps groups and organisations who want to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings, which can also reduce their running costs. We want to encourage groups to come forward
Person:Leicestershire County Council spokesperson
The second round will have a closing date of Monday, 30 October and the third round closes on Wednesday, 28 February 2018.
Projects might include an EPC (energy performance certificate) or DEC (display energy certificate), installation of more efficient heating systems, roof or cavity wall insulation or renewable energy systems. The projects must be located in Leicestershire (not including Leicester City or Rutland).