The Community Fund

Funding Boost for Local Sustainability Projects

Environmental sustainability in Lichfield District is set to get a big boost as we launch a third round of the Community Fund, supporting ‘green’ projects across the District.

The success of SSCE’s solar projects and consultancy work means that we are able to increase the funding available and broaden the scope from previous funding rounds.

SSCE has previously provided grants towards energy audits and energy-saving projects for community buildings such as Hammerwich Cricket Club, Christ Church, Burntwood and Shenstone Village Hall. We are now widening our support to projects which promote biodiversity, sustainable food production or ‘green’ transport, while energy audits and energy-saving projects for community buildings are also still eligible. The maximum level of funding has doubled to £2000. Applications are being invited from community organisations and charities based in Lichfield District.

Community Fund Manager Robin Taylor said ‘Our solar panels are operating very well and providing significant benefits to the building owners while generating a surplus that is available for community initiatives. We are very pleased to be in a position to offer another round of funding for good projects which improve environmental sustainability including energy conservation, biodiversity, green transport, or local food. Our team are really looking forward to helping some great projects get off the ground.’

Applications – which are only open to community organisations and charities working in Lichfield District- can be for complete projects or for part funding, and must be received by 31st October 2017.

Robin can be contacted on 07738 939271 or r.taylor@virgin.net

Application Form

Application Criteria

SSCE is a Community Benefit Society, owned by its members, which provides solar electricity to local community buildings, while distributing its financial surplus via a Community Fund.

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