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The first Windfall Fund grants have now been awarded.
7 projects have been funded across the Borough ranging from the development of food growing areas at two learning disability sites; to repairs to riverside banking on Tinker Brook to protect the adjacent nature reserve habitats; to the setting up of a cardboard shredding operation to produce fibre bedding for horses.
The projects will all be underway in the next few weeks so watch this space to follow their progress.....
Closing dates for applications to the Windfall Fund announced
Friday 10th May 2013
Friday 5th July 2013
Friday 6th September 2013
Applications must be received by 5.00pm on the closing dates to be eligible for consideration
NEW ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS AVAILABLE FROM PROSPECTS FOUNDATION
The Windfall Fund will be launched at our new premises on Broadway in Accrington on Saturday 13th April 2013 from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
The Windfall Fund is a community benefit fund that has been established from proceeds from the new 12 turbine wind farm on Oswaldtwistle Moor. It is being provided by EnergieKontor and managed by Prospects Foundation on their behalf.
Community groups throughout Hyndburn will be able to apply to the Fund for environmental projects within the Borough. Groups will have to be formally constituted and have their own bank account to be able to apply.
Come along to the launch and find out more about our 6 themes of environmental sustainability (Biodiversity, Energy, Sustainable Transport, Waste & Recycling, Local Food and Raising Environmental Awareness) and how your group/organisation might be able to benefit.
Application forms, criteria and guidance notes will be available to download from 13th April 2013 and the first closing date for applications will be Friday 10th May 2013.
So start planning and come along to the launch to find out more!
For further information contact: email@example.com
Note new telephone number 01254 230348
The PROSPECTS movement in Hyndburn will now have its own dedicated Environmental Centre!
Based in Accrington town centre at the top end of Broadway, the PROSPECTS Environmental Centre will house an information desk and a Training / Meeting room on the ground floor. There will be new activities for people to join in, and the chance to talk to someone about volunteering opportunities on environmental projects, or to discuss your own idea.
Callers are welcome after 8th April 2013, between 10am and 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Watch this website for regular updates on what is happening at the Centre.
Prospects are pleased to announce that the new 'Windfall Fund' Co-ordinator has been appointed and will start work at Prospects on Monday 7th January.
Alison Silver will be working to set up and promote the new Windfall fund that has been established from proceeds of the new 12-turbine Oswaldtwistle windfarm.
The new 'Windfall fund' is a community benefit fund that is being provided by Energie Kontor and managed by Prospects on their behalf. Community groups throughout Hyndburn will be able to apply to the fund towards environmental projects within the borough.
Alison will be initially be working to establish the parameters and guidelines for applications to the new fund and these will then be promoted throughout the borough.
For more information, or to speak to Alison, please contact the Prospects office on 01254-380675.
Click on the logo to visit the Energie Kontor website
Stepping Out Walks
4 May, 11 May, 18, May, 25 May - 10.15 a.m.
Cycling into Railway History
Friday 18 May - 10 a.m.
Monday 21 May - 6-7 p.m.
Members of Rishton PROSPECTS Panel have been looking after the Leeds to Liverpool Canal for 15 years and have finally been given a chance to officially adopt their well cared for stretch of canal and towpath.
Clayton with Altham PROSPECTS Panel will also be adopting their stretch so watch this space for more information!
The Millennium Baby Woodland, which was planted in 2002 to celebrate Millennium year born babies has got a new entrance sign to encourage more visitors.
Nature, light, art and photography certainly made for a curious community event at Foxhill Bank Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 22nd October.
Prospects Foundation and Lancashire Wildlife Trust helped Perspectives of Pennine Lancashire (a visual arts programme) organised the artist led Tracing Trees walk at Foxhill Bank LNR which formed part of the Curiosities Festival. The focus of this years festival was celebrating trees.
A local group is reducing the number of meetings it holds in order to become a more practical, hand on group environmental group. Great Harwood PROSPECTS Panel meetings will now only be held four times a year and more time will be focussed improving local woods and open spaces.
A train journey through the heart of Lancashire has been named one of the 10 best in Britain by a new book (reports the Lancashire Evening Telegraph), and it just so happens to be along the line where Prospects volunteers are looking after several stations.
Climate Week 2011 is coming!
The One Planet shop is now open at 54 Abbey Street, Accrington.
Action for the environment is set to benefit if approval is given for the wind farm on Oswaldtwistle Moor proposed by renewable energy company Energiekontor UK Ltd. The PROSPECTS Foundation, will use funding donated by the company to enable community groups to carry out their own projects throughout the borough.
According to the Chinese proverb, 'when the winds of change are blowing, some people are building shelters, and others are building windmills'. Energiekontor are embarking on a new project to create a wind farm in Hyndburn which will blow a positive change in the direction of the PROSPECTS Foundation.
To celebrate 10th anniversary of the PROSPECTS Foundation, becoming a recognised environmental charity a borough wide tree planting project has just been completed with a help from various groups, schools and of course the PROSPECTS Panels.
Volunteer members of Huncoat's Community Forum received a certificate of thanks for their continued support of the PROSPECTS Foundation.
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