Carbon Neutral Cornwall 2030

Oct 18, 2022 | Community News

Welcome to the Carbon Neutral Cornwall Newsletter, with a round up of news from Cornwall Council as well as information about projects and events you can get involved with – and pass on!

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Have you say on the Government’s Net Zero Review

The deadline is 27 October to have your say on the government’s net zero plans.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board is supporting the government’s call to residents, businesses and organisations to have their say on its review of its net zero plans.

The government is calling for views to be submitted from the public, businesses and other organisations on its plans for the net zero transition of the economy, maximising net zero growth opportunities, challenges identified in the review and the future of net zero.

The Net Zero review states: “Everyone in the country has a stake in the transition to net zero. It impacts consumers, employees and businesses alike, affecting our cities, agricultural economy and natural environment. It will continue to change the way we lead our lives, altering the way we warm our homes, commute to work and much more.”

Have your say

Try out an electric vehicle – free event

Would you like to switch to an electric vehicle but are not sure where to start?

Come to E-motion the free event on 28 and 29 October at the Pavilion Centre at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge.

You can experience and test drive a wide range of electric vehicles. All the information you need about costs, savings, driving and charging will be there in one place and there will an area for kids too.

E-motion is part of the Drive EV2 Project that is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Cornwall Council.

Register for free

Get up to £5000 to take climate action

Cornwall Council and Crowdfunder have come together to support projects and activities that will help Cornwall tackle and respond to climate change, and promote nature recovery.

We want to inspire and back projects that support Cornwall Council’s climate and ecological emergency response. Our ambition is for a carbon neutral Cornwall where 30% of our land, rivers and seas are positively managed for nature by 2030.

Cornwall Council has supported hundreds of fantastic Climate and Nature projects in the past and by blending our four previous environmental funds together, it’s now easier than ever to get financial support for projects.

With over £200,000 in available funding, projects are offered a match grant of up to 50% of the total project amount – capped at a maximum £5,000 though for exceptional projects we may offer up to £15,000.

More information

Find out how to use Crowdfunder

If you would like to find out more about Crowdfunding your project(s), why not attend a Crowdfunder webinar or weekly drop-in, visit their Knowledge Hub or online learning platform using these great resources:

Webinars and weekly drop-in sessions

Knowledge Hub

Online Learning platform

There is also a Watch the ‘Train the Trainer’ webinar available on YouTube.

Watch an introduction to Crowdfunder webinar
NEWS IN BRIEF

For anyone or any organisation that needs advice on how to stay warm this winter.

Call Winter Wellbeing at Community Energy Plus 0800 954 1956

Email advice@cep.org.uk

Visit www.cep.org.uk or www.cornwall.gov.uk/winterwellbeing for advice and information.

Business News

£5.5m government fund to boost productivity and create rural job opportunities

The government has announced a £5.5m government cash injection to boost productivity and create rural job opportunities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Part of the Rural England Prosperity Fund awarded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the money will be delivered alongside the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Good Growth Fund.

It will enhance the focus on developing rural businesses, food and drink processing, farm diversification and community infrastructure.

Cornwall Council will manage the delivery of the funding on behalf of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The investment has been allocated under the government’s levelling up agenda. It is in addition to the £132m Shared Prosperity Fund earmarked for the region to benefit communities, business and skills as well as to tackle inequalities in deprived areas.

Further details of how the funding will be targeted across the region and how organisations and community groups can apply for funding will be announced in the coming weeks with an expected start date of April 2023.

Other funds are already open for applications at the Good Growth, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Shared Prosperity fund.

Find out more
Take care, until next time…

Carbon Neutral Cornwall Team

More information
Web: www.cornwall.gov.uk/climatechange
Email: climatechange@cornwall.gov.uk

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