Call for applications for 2021/2022 ECOE Community Fund grants

ECOE awards grants to educational projects relating to the climate emergency and social justice, like those from last year's recipients SEADREAM. Image credit: SEADREAM

ECOE awards grants to educational projects relating to the climate emergency and social justice, like those from last year’s recipients SEADREAM. Image credit: SEADREAM

After a successful fourth year of ECOE’s Community Fund, it is now open for applications again. The fund is available for local community projects to apply for financing that help to address the climate emergency and promote social justice. This time, for 2021/2022, we have a total of £5,400 available. In detail, £3,500 comes from income from our solar PV and Healthy Homes for Wellbeing projects. Then, much of the rest comes from interest donated by ECOE members. Thanks to everyone who did this.

In case you missed it, we awarded funds to five groups in our 2020/2021 community fund campaign. You can read about those projects and all those from previous years here. For example, £1,000 went to TRIP Community Transport in Honiton towards an electric wheelchair accessible vehicle. That enabled TRIP to replace a 17-year-old vehicle, which is used on average 5,000 times a year. Also, we provided a total of £960 to pay for energy-efficient LED lighting in Whipton Community Hall and Hospiscare’s nursing office in Exmouth.

How to apply

For applications for 2021/2022, the details regarding who can apply, for what and our criteria for the allocation of the grants can be found in the guidance notes on our community fund page. We have just extended the deadline from June 30th to July 15th. We will check all applications to see if they meet our criteria. A group made up of ECOE members, directors and partners from rooftop solar sites, local community groups and local statutory organisations will judge the proposals. If you would like to be a part of that group, please volunteer at info@ecoe.org.uk.

If you have any queries email info@ecoe.org.uk.