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Sustainable South Brent (SSB) is committed to supporting local projects that encourage the participation of the public and ensure the long term sustainability of the area. The charity runs the “Marsh Re-use and Compost Centre” and this generates income from donations and recycling credits.

We are keen to see the fund support other groups to start up and promote sustainability projects. If you have a project that will enhance South Brent you are invited to submit an application for a grant from the fund.

SSB will consider projects that typically fall into one of more of the following.

  • Food – local production and promotion
  • Energy – saving energy and generating low carbon energy
  • Water – conservation and recycling
  • Transport – public transport, lift-sharing, cycling and walking
  • Housing – low energy, affordable housing for local needs
  • Environment – enhancing biodiversity, promoting sustainable land management
  • Wellbeing – health, community cohesion and resilience
  • Waste - reduce, re-use and re-cycle

Who can apply?

Groups and organisations undertaking projects for the benefit of South Brent and environs.

How much can be applied for?

Grants should be for a minimum of £500

How will applications be assessed?

  • Trustees will assess applications against the local benefits predicted.
  • The proposed project should have a practical, measureable, outcome.
  • Priority will be given to the extent to which the applicant can draw additional funding from outside the Parish.
  • Grants may also be made to cover initial start-up costs necessary to lead to a practical outcome.
  • Trustees are unlikely to approve applications for running costs.

The amount of funding available will depend on income generated at the Marsh.

When can I make an application?

At any time – applications will be considered at the Trustee’s monthly meeting following receipt, subject to two weeks having elapsed since receipt. Please note that there is no Trustee meeting in August.

How do I apply?

Collect an information sheet and application form at either from The Old School Community Centre SSB Noticeboard, Artworks, Station Road, or document download from here (17 KB) and return it to The Secretary at the address specified on the form.

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