Halton projects invited to bid for £500k fund

A £500,000 fund that brought wildflowers, bees, upcycling, food planting and climate awareness to communities across the Liverpool City Region is back for 2022 – and Halton projects can apply.

The Metro Mayor’s Community Environment Fund supported 58 schemes last year.

Projects, between March and September, included composting, the creation of an edible wall, work to restore habitats, climate education and the creation of a garden to help elderly people with physical and mental health issues.

Applications for Phase II funding are now open!

Grants are available for high impact community environment projects throughout the city region.

This year grants will be available for smaller projects of up to £5,000, with up to £30,000 available for larger projects.

The fund’s application criteria have been decided by the Liverpool City Region Climate Partnership which was set up to provide expert advice on tackling the climate emergency.

The 2022 fund’s objectives are to:

*Improve the Liverpool City Region’s environment.
*Develop opportunities for environmental education to encourage long-term behavioural change.
*Promote community buy-in and participation to safeguard the long-term sustainability of quality green spaces.

The fund will also seek to help the Liverpool City Region become net zero by 2040, reduce air pollution and improve the health and wellbeing of people across the whole city region.

It will help community environment organisations develop grant application skills to improve access to further local, regional, national and international funding streams.


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