Does Your Community Want to Go Net Zero?

Marches Energy Agency (MEA), the charity which provides this website, is considering making an application to the Climate Action Fund.

The fund launched this summer. If you watch the short video at the link above you’ll see that MEA was invited to attend and Caroline Harmon, one of our staff, was interviewed in the video. Our Fantastic Home, a mobile energy efficiency, domestic renewable and climate change exhibition which has toured the area covered by this newsletter for 10 years, was chosen out of thousands of environmentally-themed projects The National Lottery Community Fund has previously funded to showcase at the launch.

We’d like to apply for funding to help communities in the Midlands to develop Community Net Zero Carbon Action plans. These plans would help your community understand your options for eliminating your community's contribution to the climate change. The plans would be community-led with help from MEA. There is the potential that we could then apply for a larger grant from the same fund to help implement these plans and make Net Zero Carbon communities a reality in the area.

If you are interested, please send us a short email with:

  • Your name
  • The name of any community groups you are involved in
  • A brief description of any work you’ve already done on reducing your community’s carbon footprint (it doesn’t matter if you haven’t)
  • Why you’re interested in in getting involved in this project

Dropping us an email doesn’t commit you to anything but it will help us to ascertain if there is likely to be enough interest in the area covered by this newsletter (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire) to go ahead with an application to the fund. We won’t apply if it isn’t something communities want to do, so it’s important that you tell us if you are interested.

Please reply by Friday 20th September.

Emails should be sent to: