Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for Second Round in 2018

thThe Gregg’s Foundation’s Environmental Grants programme is now inviting applications for grants of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales or Scotland that deliver a real benefit to the environment.

Projects must address one or more of the following:

  • Improving the local environment.
  • Insuring involvement of local communities.
  • Delivering a sustainable and measurable difference.
  • Supporting people in need.

The funding can be used to cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities.

Not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or less as well as schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply. Organisations that are based near Greggs shops will be given priority.

To apply click here

The next deadline for applications is 22 June 2018 (midnight).

Calderdale Countryside’s Wildside – April to September 2018 Edition

The latest edition of our walks and events programme which covers the period 1 April to 30 September 2018 is now available.

The printed leaflet can be found in local Tourist Information Centres, Sports Centres, Libraries and Ogden Water Visitor Centre

We have a wide range of walks, events and activities on offer again this spring and summer including bat walks, stream dipping, practical conservation days, moth trapping and a number of opportunities to improve your gardening skills at Manor Heath Park.  Hope to see you at an event soon.

4 Days of Action: Sowerby Bridge clean up…don’t muck about, get involved!

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We want our residents to feel pride in their surroundings, whether it’s by keeping the borough clean and safe, joining in with clean up activities or feeling confident that alongside partners, Calderdale Council will not tolerate littering, flytipping, dog fouling or speeding. Our message is simple – Don’t Muck About!

We have now done several focused days of action with partners including West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire Service, Together Housing and the Canal & River Trust.

It’s now Sowerby Bridges turn to get some attention and on 21-24 February 2018, we will be out tackling issues such as problem parking, littering, food hygiene standards, flytipping and our teams will be out cleaning and clearing away vegetation.

During the week we will be:

  • tackling speed awareness
  • checking on bars and doing food hygiene inspections
  • litter picking and bin emptying · removing graffiti, jet washing and de-odourising
  • issuing spot fines for littering and dog fouling
  • giving advice on recycling and pest control to residents and businesses
  • checking on air pollution and much more.

Follow what we’re up to and find out how you can get involved on twitter #dontmuckabout

 

Attic bedroom & loft insulation scheme

bhy-calderdaleDo you own or privately rent your own home?

Is it cold and expensive to keep warm?

Are you on a low household income of less than £21,000 per year OR in receipt of benefits or tax credits?

 If you’ve answered yes, you may qualify for free attic bedroom insulation or loft insulation which will make your home warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat.

 To arrange a free, no obligation survey, just contact the Council’s energy efficiency scheme www.betterhomesyorkshire.co.uk on tel 0808 231 5030 or 0113 834 6685.

 Funding for this offer is limited, so please arrange your survey as quickly as possible.

 We look forward to hearing from you soon.