£9,000 grant fund launched – May 2019

Gawcott Solar CIC has launched a £9,000 grant fund to support initiatives which benefit local children and young people. Consisting of two sub-funds, grants of up to £1,500 are available and organisations can now apply here through the Heart of Bucks website.

The aim of the first sub-fund, the Bizzy Kids fund, is to benefit children under seven with a particular focus on those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The themes for the fund include encouraging children to eat healthily, creating safe places to play, providing opportunities outside of the National Curriculum and finding alternatives to car-based transport.

The second sub-fund, the Young Energy Champions fund is looking for local, youth-led projects which support young people to develop and implement ideas to reduce carbon emissions in their community.

Grants are available for projects in Gawcott, Buckingham and any parish that falls within 5km of the Gawcott Fields Community Solar farm (see map below). Applications must come from organisations which are formally constituted & operating on a not-for-profit basis.

To apply, organisations should submit an expression of interest form as soon as possible on the Heart of Bucks website, the deadline for full applications is 3rd July. There will also be a second round of funding taking place in October.

To find out about the grant fund contact Heart of Bucks.

Map