Climate Challenge Fund event will provide information

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COMMUNITY groups interested in learning more about funding for projects which reduce carbon emissions are invited to attend an event in Forfar next Friday (November 4) organised by Angus Council’s external funding team.

The Climate Challenge Fund event will take place at the council’s headquarters at Angus House, Orchardbank, Forfar, from 1 to 4 p.m. This follows on from a similar event earlier this year which resulted in a number of successful applications to the fund from Angus to the value of more than £37,000.

Groups are invited to come along to hear about the funding available from the Climate Challenge Fund, and how to apply.

The funding is for projects which save money and energy and are for those involved with a range of interests including community buildings, for example, village halls, church halls, sports or social clubs; community or village organisations; growing food; improving recycling; renewable energy; cycling, car sharing, community minibuses, encouraging walking or working with schools in areas including gardens, eco-systems and educational materials.

Projects can receive 100 per cent funding, which can range in value from a few hundred pounds to £450,000. Applicants must be constituted not-for-profit community groups including community councils and schools. A new element to the funding stream is the inclusion of a Junior Climate Challenge Fund targeting under 18s and open to schools, uniformed and youth groups

To register for the event or to find out more about the Climate Challenge Fund, contact Eddie Findlay by telephone on 01307 474264 or by e-mail at externalfunding@angus.gov.uk