Climate Change Fund successes

May 11, 2021 8:00 AM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

Fight climate change with solar panelsAt Monday's Climate Change Workshop we heard some of the successes of the Climate Change Fund. These successes have included paying for solar panels, replacement of doors, improved LED lighting and air conditioning.

The Climate Change Fund helps to reduce the carbon emissions of the Borough by match-funded energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy installations on community building and supporting projects that will considerably reduce a building's carbon emissions as well as the running costs of that building.

The Climate Change Fund can provide up to 50% match funding (from £5,000 to £20,000) for improvements that reduce carbon emissions and energy costs of community buildings within Bedford Borough. Projects can be made up of multiple building improvements up to the maximum grant available.

Recently beneficiaries were Kings Arms Church, Stewartby Water Sports Club, The Place Theatre.

Previous Climate Change Fund beneficiaries included Pavenham Village Hall and Playing Fields Charity, Scott Lower, Brickhill Lower, Beauchamp Middle and Biddenham Upper Schools.

You can find out more about the Climate Change Fund and see previous case studies at https://www.bedford.gov.uk/environmental-issues/sustainability2/sustainability-projects/climate-change-fund-2020-2024/