the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

The Bright Green Community Trust Fund

The Bright Green Community Trust (BGCT), has been launched to provide grant funding for projects, across the Holme Valley Parish and the Graveship of Holme. This fund has been set up by HoTTWind@Longley Ltd, a community benefit society that operates a wind turbine which supplies green electricity to Longley Farm, near Holmfirth.

The fund will ensure that the community wind turbine, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant benefits to local people. The BGCT Fund will be administered by One Community, the Community Foundation for Kirklees.

Please click here to view a map of the beneficial area, (illustrated by the blue border line).

Funding must directly benefit local community projects and initiatives, such as:

  • Projects that have clear environmental benefits
  • Community food growing projects
  • Energy efficiency or saving projects
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Educational projects with a sustainability angle
  • Projects that reduce or prevent pollution
  • Projects that alleviate fuel poverty
  • Carbon reduction projects that involve or promote biodiversity or conservation work

All projects must be community-based, reduce carbon emissions and contribute towards a more sustainable future for the Holme Valley community.

Applications are invited up to £2,000 (and can also be part of a contribution towards a higher cost project). Larger grants may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded at the discretion of the grants panel. Projects must be within the Holme Valley Parish boundary, (incorporating the Graveship of Holme), see the map on the One Community website.

Opens again for applications in Spring, 2018.

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