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Haringey Climate Forum Community Fund

Haringey Council has previously provided funds for HCF to dispense to community groups working on environmental projects.

The grants have been for projects that would reduce carbon, in e.g. transport, energy efficiency, renewable energy, reuse and recycling, local food growing, demonstrating additionality – i.e. not paying for something that’s happening anyway. Note that the fund is not open for this year.

Some of the successful projects have been:

2019 Winning Projects

The four projects funded via this programme, according to the Ninth Carbon Report (p.41):

2014 Winning Projects

Jan Trust (external link) will run a programme of ‘Carbon Ambassador’ workshops on energy saving, recycling, sustainable transport, shopping locally etc. These groups will be aimed at Black, Asian,ethnic minority, refugee and asylum women in Haringey, and will be offered in English, Urdu, Arabic, Somali and Punjabi.

Haringey Shed will use interactive performance to teach children about carbon emissions, and it is hoped pupils will pass on this “call to action” to their parents and family too. The project will work with ten schools in Haringey, offering volunteering opportunities and helping pupils to develop performing arts skills too.

2012 Winning Projects

The Community Energy Lab, based at the Selby Centre in Tottenham, set up a training facility to teach building insulation skills and provided 11 work placements, which have helped several people to find successful employment. Their trainees have also retrofit local community centres and homes.

Moving in to a new house is the ideal time to carry out energy saving improvement works. The Highgate Society created a comprehensive guide, used by local estate agents, to help home buyers do just that. (Read their Homeowner Packs  They have also held a series of 21st Century Homes events , offering advice on home retrofit and the opportunity to meet local trusted tradesmen.