Community Environment Fund

Community environment groups across the city region are set to benefit from a £500,000 fund launched by Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region.

The Community Environment Fund aims to:

  • Improve the environment in the Liverpool City Region (LCR)
  • Encourage long-term behavioural change
  • Promote community engagement and participation in environmental projects

Speaking about the fund, Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said, “This year might have been dominated by the battle against the Coronavirus and its impacts, but we cannot forget the long-term existential threat that the climate crisis poses.

“During lockdown, we had a taste of how a greener world might feel, when we enjoyed cleaner air, less congested roads and local green spaces a lot more.

“I’ve been working to battle the climate emergency since I was elected. We were one of the first city regions to declare a climate emergency, have plans to be net zero carbon a whole decade before national targets and a greener city region is at the heart of my plans to Build Back Better.

“The Community Environment Fund will help local groups to improve their environment at a local level. We all have our part to play – from individuals to multinational businesses – in tackling the climate crisis. Only by us all working together will we defeat climate change.”

The fund will support a wide range of projects covering the following themes:

  • Climate change and resilience
  • Air quality and transport
  • Water
  • Accessible green spaces, habitats and biodiversity
  • Waste and resources
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Carbon and environment literacy
  • Energy reduction
  • Food and agriculture

The fund is available to a wide range of not-for-profit groups, including charities, schools and colleges, faith groups, residents’ associations and ‘friends of’ groups.

It has been set up to aid a green recovery by assisting organisations to expand their good work and to support communities to engage in a range of environmental activities.

More information on the Community Environment Fund and details of how to apply are available on the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority website.

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