Green Capital Fund

With just 100 days to go until the start of Bristol’s Green Capital year the Bristol 2015 Company has revamped its website and introduced a new branding at www.bristol2015.co.uk

The most important section of the new website at the moment is probably on the availability of grants. There are three different grant streams available depending on the size of the projects. The smallest grants, for local initiatives and events, are being distributed through the Neighbourhood Partnerships.

Each of the 14 Neighbourhood Partnerships has been provided with £10,000 to award to applicants to the Green Capital Fund. The process runs in a similar way to the Well Being Fund, with applications being submitted on an application form and assessed by a relevant group within the NP.

To be funded, the application must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Increasing people’s access to affordable, healthy, sustainable food
  • Enabling more people to access affordable energy
  • Inspiring and educating people about nature and how to care for it
  • Providing activities and initiatives that help people re-use, repair, and share materials
  • Helping people discover more sustainable transport (e.g. walking, cycling or public transport)

Please note that there is no expectation that the project will meet more than one priority. 

Notes of Guidance can be seen here: Green Capital Guidance Notes  and an Application Form can be downloaded here: Grant Application Form Template

Please note that application deadlines given in the Notes of Guidance have been extended.

For larger projects grants of up to £10,000 there is The Bristol 2015 Small Grants Fund which is being administered by Quartet. There will be four opportunities to apply for a grant for this fund. The application deadlines are 17 October 2014 and then in 2015: 5 January, 6 April and 1 July.

The third grant stream is for larger strategic grants of £25k – £50k.

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