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Community groups and organisations are being invited to apply for the latest round of SHIRE Climate Change and Recycling grants.

Two sets of grants are available through the scheme. Up to £5,000 is available to help groups and organisations reduce their carbon emissions from community buildings and up to £3,000 for community projects that help tackle household waste and boost recycling. 

Groups which have already benefited from a SHIRE grant include Fearon Hall community centre in Loughborough, which received £1,484 from a SHIRE recycling grant to run ‘Upcycle Your Life’ events and Syston Town Council, which received £2,444 to install LED lights and a new boiler for their building on School Street last year.

At the time, Catherine Voyce, clerk at Syston Town Council, said that the new boiler had made a ‘massive difference’ and it had made a financial saving for the council.

SHIRE grants enable community groups and organisations to not only make environmental changes, like improving the energy efficiency of their buildings - but also to improve facilities for Leicestershire residents. We want to encourage more groups to come forward and apply.

Projects must be located in Leicestershire (not including Leicester City or Rutland) and should help improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from community buildings or deliver local waste prevention, recycling or composting activities.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 28 June 2019.

Apply for SHIRE grant 

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