Climate Change Grant Scheme
Northampton Town Council is pleased to offer Climate Change Grants through its Climate Change Forum, a sub-group of the Environmental Services Committee.
The Climate Change Forum wants to encourage, promote and support community groups and schools with their initiatives that tackle climate change.
DO YOU HAVE A GREEN IDEA? - GET IN TOUCH
If you have a green idea, even if you are unsure of all the details of how it could work, you are encouraged to send a short description of any potential project for initial feedback to the Chair of the Climate Change Forum: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may then decide to formally apply or to further develop your idea before completing the application. Thank you.
MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN
The Climate Change Grant scheme is part of the Town Council's commitment to reduce emissions locally and mitigate the widespread challenges and threats posed by Climate Change to Northampton Town's residents.
We believe your green ideas small or large can have a big impact.
There are two levels of funding available up-to a maximum of £5,000 for practical green ideas that have potential to make a meaningful and lasting difference to the carbon footprint of local communities and/or enhance biodiversity in these areas:
- Climate Emissions: Reduce carbon emissions, other climate warming gases and reduce households' carbon footprint
- Sustainable Energy: Reduce the consumption of energy through the installation or creation of low carbon or renewable forms of energy
- Sustainable Transport: Reduce the amount of miles travelled by personal cars for example by increasing cycling, walking and use of public transport
- Biodiversity & Ecosystems: Increase, restore or enhance local biodiversity and wildlife
- Climate Change Mitigation: Reduce urban heat levels, water consumption and threats from flooding or increase local sustainable production of food or goods.
- Waste: Reduce food and other waste or increase re-use and recycling
Applications of up to £1,000 are recommended for small projects that are 'ready to go' and which fit the criterion of being most a 'practical green idea with likely benefits to the community. Applications of up to £5,000 are recommended for more ambitious projects, for some of which we may require applicants to contribute some funding themselves – e.g. to enable support for larger over £5,000 projects, or for less costly projects but which will lead to the applicant's group or organisation acquiring a longer term asset, such as a structural change to a property, or some other acquisition.
Applications for this scheme are considered by the Environmental Services Committee, please check the calendar for future meetings.
Application Form, Climate Change Grants Scheme (Word Document, 136 Kb)
To apply, please fill out the online form below. Alternatively, you can download a the form here or request for a copy to be posted to you by ringing 01604 349320 or by emailing email@example.com. All forms should be returned to Northampton Town Council at The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE
Policy: Climate Change Grant Scheme Guidance Document (PDF, 329 Kb)
Please ensure you have read the Climate Change Grants Policy Guidance document prior to submitting your application.
Please ensure this form is filled in completely and you ensure you have read the Climate Change Grants Policy and Guidance Document, any missing information may result in delays in the consideration of your application.
All applicants should provide whatever information they can on the form itself in the sections below. However, we do want to encourage applications for these grants, so if any sections of the form require discussion or advice before submitting an application, please do contact the Council.
Privacy: Your name, position, email address and address will be disclosed to the committee when considering the application. All other information on the is form may be made publicly available via the Northampton Town Council website as part of the agenda.