Community climate change projects in Uttlesford are invited to apply for the second round of the Zero Carbon Communities Grant Fund.

Uttlesford District Council launched the grant last year in response to their declaration of a climate and ecological emergency and pledging to achieve net zero by 2030.

Grants totalling £125,000 were allocated between 11 community projects, ranging from solar panel installations and LED street lighting to rewilding and biodiversity initiatives.

The scheme for round two is open to community groups and parish and town councils that are carrying out projects focusing on carbon emission reduction, community engagement or ecological restoration and enhancement.


Grants of between £1,000 and £35,000 are available. Successful projects could include energy conservation on community buildings, the creation of a new nature area or waste reduction initiatives.

Cllr Neil Reeve, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Climate Change, said: "This fund offers a further opportunity to empower more local groups to develop and push forward local solutions that together can make a real impact for everyone in our district.

"I hope to see as many local community organisations as possible take advantage by applying for this funding."

The closing date for applications is December 4.

To apply visit