This is now the fifth year that The Bright Green Community Trust (BGCT) have been able to offer grants to community projects within the Graveship of Holme and the Holme Valley Parish that will reduce carbon emissions.
To get more information on how to apply for a grant and what projects qualify please visit:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To give a little bit of history on the project, the money is generated for the BGCT grants by the wind turbine located at Longley Farm. Back in 2015 the scheme was set up as a partnership of Longley Farm, HoTT (Holmfirth Transition Town) and a number of mostly local investors to supply green energy not only to the dairy but also to the national grid, both reducing carbon emissions (saving around 287 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year) and generating income for community projects and for the investors.
Each year a number of local not-for-profit organisations and voluntary groups benefit from the money raised from the turbine with a large grant of up to £10,000 or a smaller grant of up to £3000 to fund or part fund their chosen green project, below are the grants issued in 2020.
Friends of Cinderhills Park received £3,000 to build a play park area and create a community garden.
Grow to School CIC received £3,000 to support the development of allotment gardens at a local school.
Hade Edge Band received £9,000 for solar panels to be fitted to the practice building and for the replacement of old lighting.
Hepworth Junior & Infant School received £1,500 to replace existing lighting with energy-efficient LED lights.
Holme Valley Climate Emergency Land Use Group received £5,550 to support work to map the area, producing a carbon baseline, and identify a land area for action.
Holmfirth Art and Music Ltd received £2,000 to support a sustainable creative project involving a commitment to educating people about climate change and motivating action.
Holmfirth WI received £1,500 to fund a cycling campaign.
River Holme Connections received £3,550 for the cost of purchasing native trees and hedge plants, and also make a contribution towards staff time.
Upperthong Village Hall received £3,000 for funding towards essential maintenance investment and repairs.
Applications are open until July 31st