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"An Open Invitation to Action" - Inverclyde Windfarm Fund

By the Trustees of Inverclyde Community Fund

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world today. It is widely acknowledged that a coordinated global response is required if we are to avoid the increasing threat of climate change. On 31st October the UN Climate Change Conference UK 21, COP26, will begin in Glasgow.

However, it’s not only nations, governments and large businesses that are responsible for combating climate change and building a more sustainable planet. Individuals and local communities can and do make a big difference.

In 2020, the National Lottery Community Fund published an important report about the role of communities in addressing climate change – "Community Action for the Environment: Small enough to care, big enough to make a difference". It shows that voluntary organisations and communities have already shown great commitment to protecting our environment.

Earlier this year Inverclyde Community Fund (ICF) launched the Inverclyde Windfarm Fund, which provides grants of up to £1,000 to voluntary organisations and community groups in Inverclyde. The 10-year fund has been created through a new partnership between ICF and Inverclyde Renewables LLP.

The Fund focuses on supporting and promoting the following causes:

· Environmental

· Renewable Energy

· Energy Efficiency

· Sustainable Development

· Charitable

· Educational

· Community

· Sport and Recreation

· General community amenity schemes.

The Windfarm Fund has already provided grants to a number of local organisations, and we will feature their projects on our website over the coming months.

Call for applications to the Inverclyde Windfarm Fund

In support of COP26, ICF is inviting small voluntary organisations and community groups in Inverclyde to apply to the Windfarm Fund for projects that meet the priorities of the fund. Information on the Fund here.

We are really interested in receiving applications from groups that we have not funded before.

You may already have an idea for a project, but here are some examples of the type of projects we would like to support:

· Recycling

· Reduction in waste

· Wildlife conservation

· Energy efficiency

· Land and river clean ups

· Other projects supporting sustainability and the environment.

We would love to hear from you, so if you want to have a chat about the fund or a potential project, please give us a call on 01475 866140.

- Trustees, Inverclyde Community Fund


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