As part of Bristol 2015 – the year that we celebrate being European Green Capital – grants are being awarded to projects that help change attitudes and behaviour towards sustainable living. In our area, the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership have a total of £10,000 available for local groups with good ideas.
The key themes of the Bristol 2015 year are energy, resources, transport, nature and food, though other topics may be considered for projects that will create a happier, healthier, greener city. Projects that will have a lasting impact and long-term sustainability are particularly welcome, including those that might encourage young people to get involved.
There will be an evening workshop on Wednesday 8th October at which potential grant applicants can meet to share and gather support for their ideas and get help with the application process. Everyone is welcome to come along with ideas for projects.
Further details, guidance notes for grant applicants and application forms are available on the BCRNP.org.uk website – follow the menu links to Funding Opportunities / Green Capital Grants. The deadline for grant applications is Thursday 13th November.
• Green Capital 2015 Grant Workshop: 8 October 2014, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Redland Park URC Meeting Rooms, Redland Park BS6 6SA (just off Whiteladies Road)
• BCR Neighbourhood Partnership Green Capital Grants webpage: here
• For further information on the grants, contact the Neighbourhood Partnership Team by email at or by phone on 0117 903 6415.