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Green is the colour of money for South Cambridgeshire community groups


By Ben Comber


Community Energy Grant Fund - Barton Village Hall, School Lane, Barton residents look at some of the energy saving devices, from left Barbara Tomes, Patrick Coulson, Anne Coulson, Margaret Penston, Councillor Simon Edwards, Beverly Edwards, and Gordon Johnson. Picture: Keith Heppell
Community Energy Grant Fund - Barton Village Hall, School Lane, Barton residents look at some of the energy saving devices, from left Barbara Tomes, Patrick Coulson, Anne Coulson, Margaret Penston, Councillor Simon Edwards, Beverly Edwards, and Gordon Johnson. Picture: Keith Heppell

Community groups can get up to £3,000 to help become more energy efficient and reduce the amount of energy they use.

Each grant is a share of a £55,000 pot made available by South Cambridgeshire District Council to help parish councils, charities, sports and social clubs, not-for-profit organisations and other voluntary groups become greener.

Cllr Simon Edwards, cabinet member for finance, said: “It’s an effective way for us to give volunteers a helping hand to make their buildings more energy efficient, and in turn reduce the amount of money they spend on energy bills.

“This will hopefully leave them with a little spare which I’m sure they’d much rather spend on providing their activities to residents. I’ve seen first-hand how much of a difference some extra insulation can make at Barton Village Hall, and it really is worthwhile.”

Grants will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Find more at scambs.gov.uk/community-energy-grant.



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