Nottinghamshire Community Energy Fund Open for Applications

A Nottinghamshire community fund is officially open and has up to £20,000 to give away in grants.

Nottinghamshire Community Energy generates renewable energy locally and is owned collectively by members of the local community. All of it's profits are put back into community projects.

The fund is encouraging charities, not-for-profits, schools (non fee paying only) and community benefit societies based in the City and County to make an application and secure a grant of between £2,000 and £5,000. They are looking to fund projects that will reduce fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency or provide renewable energy. Match funding is also looked at favourably.

Applications close on 30th September.

Repair Cafes Spring Up in Nottingham and Derbyshire

There are a number of Repair Cafes, some new, some well established, in Nottingham and Derbyshire. Here are all those we are aware of and the date of their next café. They offer a chance to take your broken items and work with a volunteer to try to fix them, which helps keep items out of landfill. Repairs Café are usually looking for volunteer fixers; get in touch if you’d like to help out.

Want to start a Repair Cafe? Check out one of these websites:

Summer Children’s Activities at Rosliston Forestry Centre 

A number of wildlife and environmentally-themed activities for 4-12 year olds are taking place during August at the centre in South Derbyshire:

Derbyshire Eco Centre Autumn Courses Now Booking

Autumn courses at the Derbyshire Eco Centre near Wirksworth include:

  • Plastic Pollution
  • Plastic Planet
  • Hedgelaying
  • Family Waste Warriors
  • Family Nature Detectives

Adult Education Centres in Ashbourne and Matlock are hosting recycling craft workshops. Download the brochure, which includes courses at all three sites, here:

August Newsletter Out Now

Our August newsletter is out now, packed full of all the latest news on community action on climate change in Derbtshire, Derby, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham. Read it here.

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