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Ferry Farm Community Solar launches 9th round of its energy, climate and environment Grant Fund

£20,000 available to boost green projects in Selsey and Sidlesham.

Looking for funding? We want to hear from you!


Do you need funding for an energy, climate, or environmental project in Selsey or Sidlesham? If so, our 9th round of grant funding has just launched, offering £20,000 to support local projects. The grant fund is managed by Selsey Community Forum and applications can be submitted via their website: www.selseycommunityforum.uk/Ferry-Farm/


Don't Miss Out – Application Deadline: January 31, 2024


Here are some ideas for community projects we're eager to support!


Environmental Education

  • Engaging primary school age children in nature.

  • Adult environmental engagement – e.g. talks, film nights, nature walks for low income households.

  • Low carbon skills training – e.g. electric vehicle training or renewable energy and energy efficiency installer training for apprentices.

  • Youth climate action – e.g. mock climate citizens assembly, supporting youth-led climate campaigning.

Biodiversity and carbon sequestration

  • Litter removal / fly tipping prevention.

  • Tree and hedge planting – the right native species in the right place.

  • Community orchards.

  • Wildflower seeding.

  • Wetland improvements (ditches and rifes).

  • Dead hedging and dead wood piles.

  • Bug hotels.

  • Pond creation, recovery, and improvement.

  • Biodiversity recording training and gathering – to increase biological data in the area for the purposes of future conservation planning, mitigation, and improvement.

  • Equipment to have as a community resource to be used to carry out the above.

Energy

  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in schools and community buildings – separately we are looking to arrange for energy surveys to help local schools and community buildings assess their options for renewable energy and energy efficiency, and to help find funding.

  • Seed funding for new community-led energy initiatives.

  • Co-funding Chichester District Council energy grants.

Climate change readiness

Projects which help the community understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, community-led action on climate change, community-led projects which help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Many areas are explored in the Chichester District Council Emergency Detailed Action Plan at: https://www.chichester.gov.uk/climatechange


For more information about Ferry Farm Community Solar's Grant Fund please see the flyer below.

Ferry Farm Grant Flyer
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