In 2019, Three Rivers District Council passed a motion declaring a climate emergency and subsequently published a Climate Change Strategy that seeks to make Three Rivers District Council carbon neutral for its own operations by 2030 for its own. In May 2021, the Council adopted a strategy that commits to eradicating emissions in the District by 2045.

As a result, the Three Rivers District Council Sustainability Fund has been created to enable Voluntary Sector organisations active in the district to apply for up to £1,500 for projects that seek to reduce, mitigate or help us adapt to the impact of climate change and/or enhance sustainability in the District. A copy of the Council’s strategy can be found here

Applications to the Sustainability Fund must address at least one of these issues:-

a) The promotion of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle within the district. (Reduce means to minimise the amount of waste we create. Reuse refers to using items more than once. Recycle means putting a product to a new use instead of throwing it away) or;

b) Promote sustainability

c) Address the impact of climate change on our communities

d) Increase biodiversity/rewilding in the district.

e) Seek to reduce energy use within the district.

f) Measure carbon emissions to inform a climate change action plans and/or to enable organisations to carry out a climate change action plan.

g) Reduce littering and the use of single use plastics.

h) Reduce water consumption

i) Assist in preventing pollution of waterways

Applications are considered on an ongoing basis once they are received by W3RT CVS and for further information about the fund or for a copy of the application form and guidance notes, please email [email protected]





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