40:20 Haringey Climate Forum Community Fund 2016

We welcome bids up to £3,000 to a grants fund totalling £6,000. The deciding panel will allocate the available grant in the best way possible. The closing date will be 9am on Tuesday 5th January. We will make decisions within a week.

The bids must to be for projects that will reduce carbon, in e.g. transport, energy efficiency, renewable energy, reuse and recycling, local food growing. They should demonstrate additionality – i.e. not paying for something that’s happening anyway. Bids should include costings, timetable, estimated benefits carbon-wise and how they will be monitored.

Spend has to be by end March (at least, an invoice provided for materials etc.) with an option for part-payment earlier if needed to buy materials etc.

Successful bids will be required to notify of any key dates (when works are taking place e.g.), provide photos and brief reports.

We will seek to publicise successful projects. We will encourage bidding organisations to join 4020 Haringey Climate Forum. If you are interested please e-mail  hcf4020@gmail.com for an application form.

The 40:20 HCF Community Fund offers small grants to local organisations with the best ideas to reduce carbon emissions. If you have a great idea that will involve local people in climate change issues, then this fund may be able to help.

Supporting local communities is not only a core principle of 40:20 HCF, it is also one of the most effective ways to encourage climate action and is essential to our success.

The community fund is made possible by Feed-in-Tariff income from the council’s solar panels and is administered by the 40:20 Haringey Climate Forum Steering Group – a partnership between the council and local community representatives.

2012 Winning Projects

The Community Energy Lab

The Community Energy Lab, based at the Selby Centre in Tottenham, set up a training facility to teach building insulation skills and provided 11 work placements, which have helped several people to find successful employment. Their trainees have also retrofit local community centres and homes.

21st Century Homes

Moving in to a new house is the ideal time to carry out energy saving improvement works. The Highgate Society created a comprehensive guide, used by local estate agents, to help home buyers do just that. (Read their Homeowner Packs (external link.) They have also held a series of 21st Century Homes events (external link) events, offering advice on home retrofit and the opportunity to meet local trusted tradesmen. These events have proven so popular that they are now run in several North London boroughs.

2014 Winning Projects

Carbon Ambassadors

Jan Trust (external link) will run a programme of ‘Carbon Ambassador’ workshops on energy saving, recycling, sustainable transport, shopping locally etc. These groups will be aimed at Black, Asian,ethnic minority, refugee and asylum women in Haringey, and will be offered in English, Urdu, Arabic, Somali and Punjabi.

The Green Shed Tour

Haringey Shed (external link) will use interactive performance to teach children about carbon emissions, and it is hoped pupils will pass on this “call to action” to their parents and family too. The project will work with ten schools in Haringey, offering volunteering opportunities and helping pupils to develop performing arts skills too.