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Eco schools grants scheme launched in North East Derbyshire.

North East Derbyshire District Council has launched another round of its Eco Schools Grants Scheme.

Grant funding is available for projects which empower young people to make a positive impact against climate change. Secondary schools can apply for up to £500 and primary schools for up to £250 grant funding.

We will be looking for innovative projects which seek to tackle climate change issues such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, using water efficiently, reducing waste and increasing recycling, minimising pollution and increasing renewable energy, and protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment.

Potential activities may include events, equipment and materials, small building and environmental works and specialist training courses for classes or groups of young people.

Schools can now apply on-line for the eco-schools funding(opens in a new window).

Cabinet member for Climate Change, Cllr Kenyon said, “We are pleased to support our local schools again this year to help tackle climate change. By educating our children about the importance of recycling, sustainable living and thinking about the effects our lives have on future generations, we can help our district to become cleaner and greener. The grants will support some great projects and initiatives, and build on the enthusiasm and interest the pupils clearly have in addressing climate change.”

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