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Could your group use £1,000 to £50,000 for a project with demonstrable and
measurable carbon savings?
The Haringey Carbon Fund for 2023 is opening. See here More details will be available following the launch on 19th June at Jackson’s Lane Art Centre at 5.30.
Projects must show a demonstrable and measurable carbon saving. This could be achieved by reducing energy bills for a building after insulating it, and/or installing a replacement lowcarbon heat source to provide heating and hot water.
Carbon reductions could also be achieved through lower carbon transport solutions, such as an e-cargo bike instead of a van.
Community projects must also benefit and engage the wider community in the climate change agenda by promoting the benefits of the project and engaging residents into wider behaviour changes.
Contributing to Haringey’s equality objectives is a final important aspect for projects receiving funding. Engagement should take place with a cross-section of Haringey’s population, beyond the immediate group who may benefit.
Take a look at previous winners here.
7 successful projects to be implemented in 2023:
- Ten87 Studios (external link) will instal rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate around 22,799 kWh per year (saving nearly 5 tonnes in carbon emissions (tCO2) per year). This will result in energy cost savings the the active engagement with over 150 recording artists, creating a culturally significant musical network within the community.
- The Ubele Initiative (external link) will receive part-funding for the Eat Wood Green project on Bury Road car park. The grant will fund an electric e-cargo bike for local deliveries of produce, seeds and equipment; install a solar PV panel system to generate around 12,072 kWh of renewable energy per year (saving 4 tCO2 per year); and instal a rainwater harvesting system for their wider food growing project. The site is used to engage with local communities, including schools through the provision of a food education space and raising awareness of carbon footprint and food sovereignty.
- The Cypriot Community Centre (external link) will be installing LED lighting, replacing their existing lighting within the ground and first floors of their building. This will save an estimated 3 tCO2 per year and help continue running their drop-in warm hub services to residents.
- Muswell Hill Methodist Church (external link) will install a trial Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), providing heating to a room which is used by the local community and organisations. Through collaboration with Muswell Hill Sustainability Group (external link), the ASHP will be used as a community engagement tool, to demonstrate how heat pumps work and monitor as a ‘citizen science’ project, saving 0.8 tCO2 per year.
- The People’s Pantry (external link) will receive a microgrant to repair their sewing machine to create recycled linen and fabric bags. These will be used for ‘zero waste’ food refills and deliveries. This will reduce the amount of glassware and plastic used as refill vessels and paper bags for delivery. The linen and fabrics will come from the community.
- The Haringey Go Green Team will receive a microgrant to organise carbon footprinting workshops for small businesses as part of the Big Green Week (external link) and London Climate Action Week (external link) in June 2023.
- A local resident, Daniel, will receive a microgrant to organise a community pop-up event for local business owners to promote sustainability and carbon reduction in the events and hospitality industry.
6 community projects will reduce carbon and empower the community across Haringey over 2022/23:
- Collage Arts’ ‘Wood Greening: Championing Carbon Cutting’ project in Noel Park has installed double glazing and LED lighting in their community space. With three local schools, Collage Arts produced 3 films (external link) to showcase innovation and talk about the role of local businesses in reducing their emissions.
- Haringey Fixers have set up ‘Tottenham Repair Cafés’ – Eventbrite (external link) to support the circular economy and upcycling in the area, and has been running regular events in Broadwater Farm Community Centre and Lordship Hub.
- Living Under One Sun’s (LUOS) ‘LoCaL3’ project will assess the feasibility of low-carbon living and support the uptake of community-led innovations in low carbon, low-impact food production.
- The Lordship Hub installed new LED lighting and solar panels on their community building, and held monthly surgeries on reducing emissions, and identifying and nurturing local ‘Carbon Champions’.
- An LED lighting initiative at the Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) in Harringay is aimed at reducing energy use in their building
- The ‘Community-Powered Solutions’ project from Tottenham Green-based Edible London will replace their diesel delivery van with an electric equivalent to support the redirection and reduction of food waste. Edible London are replacing their diesel delivery van with electric cargo bikes to support the redirection and reduction of food waste.