Buy a Whistlewood Common Personalised Tile

Whistlewood Common, a community-owned woodland, is selling personalised tiles for the floor of their new eco building, a straw bale and timeber roundhouse. The floor will be made from bespoke tiles designed by local potter and Whistlewood member, Andy Mason. Each tile will feature a leaf from 16 native tree species, laid directly under the roof lantern, casting light onto this beautiful feature.

Your initials will be engraved into the front of the tile, so you can leave a lasting legacy that you can come and visit for years to come. There is also an opportunity to make your tile at the Whistlewood grand opening of the Roundhouse (see event item above).

If you purchase your tile by 15th December you can ask for a gift certificate so that you can give it to as a Christmas gift. Tiles cost £8 and are available to purchase online:

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Workplace Travel Service Grants Available in Nottingham

Businesses in the Nottingham area can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to help meet the costs of workplace travel improvements, such as electric vehicle charge points, cycle parking, showers, pool bikes, car sharing and car parking management.



£1M Available to Power Community Energy


A new £1M fund for community energy has launched.

The Next Generation will offer up grants of up to £100,000 to ten community groups to work on new business models for community energy in their area. The initiative is funded by Power to Change and will be delivered by a multi-disciplinary consortium led by Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Expressions of interest need to be submitted by 13th January 2019.

Powering Our Communities Fund Open for Applications in High Peak and Derbyshire Dales

Electricity North West is offering grants of up to £15,000 for projects which aim to put community and local energy at the heart of communities. They are particularly looking for projects that demonstrate they can deliver one of three priorities:

  • engaging communities in energy issues, particularly energy efficiency;
  • supporting vulnerable customers and or reducing fuel poverty in our communities;
  • investigating or delivering new ways of working to support a smart, flexible low carbon grid.

The funding can be used to support a wide range of activities including producing materials to promote initiatives, supporting staff time or technical expertise, buying equipment or researching a new approach or business model. 

The majority of a project’s activity needs to be located within Electricity North West’s (ENW) operating area. NB: most of the geographical area covered by this website is NOT within ENW’s operating area. The local authority areas that are, are High Peak and parts of Derbyshire Dales. If you are unsure if you are covered please contact ENW before submitting an application. Most of the geographical area covered by this website is within the operating area of Western Power Distribution.