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7th October 2015
NuGen has launched a ‘Green Grants’ scheme to help fund local environmental initiatives in the communities close to the Moorside site.
Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for community projects that are focussed on improving and enhancing the environment in a sustainable way. The scheme is now open where groups, or individuals, can apply for the grants until 30th October.
There are three categories of grant - small grants of up to £500, medium grants of up to £1,000 and large grants of up to £5,000 – available to fund environmental projects such as bird boxes and wildlife ponds. Applications can be used to fund all or part of the project.
NuGen’s Moorside project aims to build a new nuclear power station capable of meeting seven per-cent of the UK’s low-carbon electricity needs – and environmental considerations are at the forefront of the company’s plans.
NuGen’s Head of Environment, Paula Madill, said: “NuGen is committed to environmental sustainability in the communities surrounding the Moorside Site. With the launch of the Green Grants scheme, we hope to encourage these smaller independent projects which will enhance the communities where we work.”
Once the closing date has passed, the applications will be judged by an independent panel, including Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland Borough Council and NuGen’s CEO, Tom Samson.If you are interested in applying for a Green Grant, you can download the form from the NuGen website or email email@example.com.