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COMMUNITY GRANTS

Every year the Parish Council gives small grants to local community groups and charities.  Grants are considered once per year and the deadline is the 31st May each year. Download the Grants_Policy_2019 for further details. 

To apply, please fill out the grant application form. 

Please return the completed grant application form  by the deadline to The Parish Council, The Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol BS26 2LQ or e-mail it to clerk@framptoncotterell-pc.gov.uk.

GRANGE SOLAR FARM GRANT
 
The Parish Council receives in the region of £16,000 per annum to spend on items which will benefit the community of Frampton Cotterell parishioners. The Council signed a contract for a portion of the energy generated at Grange Farm Solar Farm in 2013 for a total of 30 years with a covenant to help benefit environmental projects.

The Council would love to hear from anyone who has ideas as to how these monies can be spent to maximize the benefits to the parish, green projects are particularly encouraged. Please contact the Clerk in the first instance on clerk@framptoncotterell-pc.gov.uk


COMMUNITY GRANT FOR GREEN PROJECTS

THE GREEN BRITAIN FONDATION
The Green Britain Foundation is the independent charitable arm of Ecotricity, set up in 2012, to help realise the company’s vision of a Greener Britain. This foundation supports charity-led and community projects within the areas that their windfarms are located. Ecotricity have now completed the construction of the Alveston Wind Park located at the South of Earthcott Green adjacent to the B4427 (Old Gloucester Road). The three turbines are now fully operational and connected to the National Grid.

To view the constructions please watch more on YouTube

The vision of Green Britain is simply one where everyone can live far more sustainably. The three big issues they wish to tackle are energy, transport and food – hence these are the three main themes of the work of the Green Britain Foundation who are committed to support and undertake initiatives to promote sustainability in each of these areas.

Also, The Green Britain Foundation aims to address another aspect of greening Britain through supporting the creation of new wildlife habitats and making room for birds, bees and other creatures that are essential to Britain being truly green. Their mission is to inform, educate and empower people to take the small and the big steps towards living in a greener Britain.

APPLY FOR A GREEN GRANT
Once the Alveston Wind Farm is up and running Frampton Cotterell Community Groups will be able to apply for Community Benefit funding. Ecotricity will set aside £1,000 per megawatt (MW) of capacity per year. The scheme is for three 2.3MW wind turbines (6.9MW) making the total level of funding available to be £6,900 per annum for 25 years.

If your organisation is a registered charity or an organised community group within the Parish of Frampton Cotterell and your idea is going to materially advance sustainability across one of more of these themes:- Energy (the promotion of green energy in Britain). Transport (the promotion of green transport in Britain) Food (the promotion of sustainable food in Britain) and/or Nature Conservation (the conservation of wildlife and habitats), Ecotricity is now inviting Community Benefit grant applications.