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12th September 2016

NuGen’s Green Grants 2016 opens for new applications

NuGen has announced that its successful Green Grants scheme will be open once again for community projects to apply for support to help them improve the local environment close to the Moorside Project.

“NuGen’s Environmental Sustainability Manager, Alexandra Brennan, with Jenny Walker from Gosforth School who were amongst last year’s successful Green Grants applicants.”

Last year, the scheme attracted a great response with more than 60 applications and 17 successful schemes being awarded Green Grants worth more than £37,000.

Like last year’s scheme, Green Grants 2016 will be open to applicants in three categories. Small grants of up to £500, medium grants up to £1,000 and large grants worth up to £5,000.

NuGen’s commitment to the environment and sustainability are at the core of its plans to develop a new nuclear power station in West Cumbria, capable of generating up to 3.8GW of electricity from a sustainable source.

NuGen CEO, Tom Samson, said that Green Grants has become one of the ways in which the project will deliver long term environmental benefits to the communities close to Moorside.

“Last year’s Green Grants was a runaway success and we have seen some fantastic results from the successful schemes that will be enjoyed by the community for a long time to come.

“I hope that Green Grants 2016 will prove to be even more popular with lots of new community projects coming forward to apply for grants… I am already looking forward to reading about their ideas and plans.”

NuGen has launched a Green Grants section on its website ( where community projects can register their interest in applying for a grant, read case studies and watch videos about schemes that have already been successful in applying for Green Grants.



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