Strong competition for community’s Green Capital fund

December 01 2014

ALMOST £20k worth of bids to create Green Capital projects have now been received by the local neighbourhood partnership.

ALMOST £20k worth of bids to create Green Capital projects have now been received by the local neighbourhood partnership.

However, there is just £10k available in the budget to allocate to initiatives which will have a lasting impact on the community and can show long-term sustainability.

The partnership may be able to secure extra funding, as there is still £90k available in the central pot for neighbourhood Green Capital initiatives. But, there is a "high level" of competition for citywide projects.

A process is now underway to review and judge the bids submitted by local residents and organisations, and recommend a decision at the January Bishopston, Cotham and Redland neighbourhood partnership meeting.

Redland councillor, Martin Fodor said: "This is great news – it shows that organisations have got involved and want to make a contribution in 2015 – the year of Bristol being European Green Capital.

"What’s awarded should help create a lasting legacy for the city and involve people in the process of making the city more sustainable into the future."