Local food projects take money… is it available?
There are at least three sources of funding available for Transition groups to promote local food/environmental projects.
- The O2 “It’s Your Community” fund has grants up to £1000 for reclaiming derelict land, tree planting, wildlife ponds etc. Ian and Howard have 2 projects here.
- The Lottery Local Food fund opens applications on 4th February for £50 million of projects under 5 different headings. See Permaculture Association website for details. Several local bids from different sources are likely.
- The International Tree Federation has already offered £60 to plant trees in the Cathedral Close and has grants of upto £500 for tree planting.
Though hedged around with various criteria, these funds represent a real opportunity for Transition.
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