West Cheshire benefit from Climate Emergency Fund


A dedicated Climate Emergency Fund, launched by Cheshire West and Chester Council, provides a financial boost for organisations and Council projects dedicated to reducing carbon emissions.

From now until 30 September 2020, applicants can submit bids for a share of £300,000 available in funding round one, or this financial year (2020-21). A further £7 million of Climate Emergency funding will be available from 2021 to 2024.

The new fund, which supports low carbon projects and programmes, has been set up as part of the Council’s work on tackling the Climate Emergency.

Local organisations and Council teams delivering projects which meet the criteria can bid for funding.

Successful applicants will need to provide evidence their projects can be implemented swiftly and will contribute to the borough’s ambition of becoming carbon neutral by 2045.

Eligible organisations include town and parish councils, voluntary organisations, community groups, small charities and other not-for-profit-organisations, alongside Council-run services and Council Companies, which deliver key services in partnership with the Council).

Examples of projects eligible for funding include:
• Renewable energy projects
• Energy efficiency projects
• Heat pump projects
• Zero or low carbon transport
• Waste reduction
• Natural capital/natural environment projects

To find out more and view the Climate Emergency Fund guidance, visit:
Cheshire West Climate Emergency Fund