£50,000 Greener Communities fund now open for applications

The grant funding programme has been launched by Esh Construction with the support of County Durham Community Foundation.

A grant funding programme which will help communities become ‘greener’ through carbon reduction, environmental improvement and education has been launched by Esh Construction.

Working in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), an independent grant-making foundation, Esh has allocated a £50,000 fund for projects which are centred around green skills, climate resilience, improving green spaces and habitats.

Esh has pledged to support a minimum of 10 communities across Durham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Sheffield, Barnsley, York, Wakefield and Hull. Eligible projects could include the installation of greener technology, training programmes to support service users to live more sustainably, and the development of a communal green space.

The programme is now open for applications, with grant awards of £2,000 up to £5,000 being considered.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 17th July 2022. For more information, to view the grant guidelines and apply, visit: https://www.cdcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/grants-for-groups/greener-communities/

The need for us all to reduce our carbon footprint, live more sustainability and look after our green spaces has never been more important. By launching the ’10 Greener Communities’ programme we hope to assist those in the areas we work to develop projects or initiatives which can have a positive impact on the environment. At Esh, we have always been passionate about leaving a legacy in our communities, and we’re really excited to see the benefits that will be delivered through this £50,000 fund.”

Darush Dodds, Corporate Affairs Director at Esh Construction