Eaga Community Fund
ENVIRONMENTALLY minded community groups and projects in South Yorkshire are set for boost from the Eaga Community Fund
Through the South Yorkshire Community Foundation, Eaga are offering grants to groups that address green issues at a grassroots level, by raising awareness and educating people on issues related to conserving the environment.
Groups can apply for grants ranging from £50 to £1,500, and Eaga's Liz Fisher hopes that through SYCF, they can help practical projects that have a great environmental impact.
She said: "The ultimate aim is to raise the profile of green issues in local communities and encourage people to care of the environment.
"We are hoping to support a range of projects that have an environmental theme, such as wildlife projects, groups engaged in developing renewable energy resources or local recycling initiatives."
Liz added: "We are really trying to help communities appreciate and understand the value of the environment to their local community."
Community groups, local charities and voluntary organisations are all encouraged to apply to the Eaga Community Fund and priority will be given to practical projects that have the greatest environmental impact. The Eaga Community Fund particularly welcomes applications for projects addressing environmental issues such as:
- Climate change
- Energy efficiency
- Sustainable transport
- Natural environment, either urban or rural
- Fuel poverty
- Renewal energy technologies
- Responsible water use
- Eco systems
It is unlikely to support:
- Conservation of charismatic well supported species or non-native species
- Enhancement of habitat for sporting purposes
- Playground or school ground improvements (unless there is wider community use)
- Support for individuals
- Zoos, captive breeding and animal rescue centres
- Beautification competitions (i.e. Villages in Bloom)
Grants are available for capital and revenue projects.
How to apply?
The Eaga Community Fund is one of the South Yorkshire Community Foundation's small grants funding pots.
To apply for a grant from the Eaga Community Fund, go to the SYCF Small Grants Fund page and follow the instructions on How to Apply.
Community groups are urged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
Applicants can only apply for one grant from the SYCF small grants funding pots at any one time.
You can call fund manager Karen Alsop on 0114 242 9003 to discuss your application.