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Awards 2022

Low Carbon Lake District Grant Scheme Now Open For Registration

Thanks to support from the European Structural Investment Fund, the Lake District Foundation is delighted to be able to offer grants to community groups and small to medium sized businesses wishing to reduce their Carbon Footprint.

Funding is available to community groups and businesses from a range of sectors, that have some impact within the Lake District National Park.

Qualifying groups and businesses will be awarded up to 60% of project costs, up to a maximum of £20,000, and all projects will need to be completed by March 2023.

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About the project

This project is supported by the European Structural Investment Fund as part of the Low Carbon Lake District Project.

The Low Carbon Lake District initiative is a comprehensive programme to help tackle climate change in the National Park, working in partnership with local businesses and communities to reduce greenhouse gases and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Led by the Lake District National Park Authority, other key partners include the Lake District Foundation, the National Trust, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Tourism.

The project has received funding from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014- 2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) are the Managing Authorities for European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund funding through the Growth Programme, funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects the funds will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit:

The Northern Powerhouse is a key aspect of this Government’s approach to addressing the productivity gap in the North and ensuring a stronger, more sustainable economy for all parts of the UK. Alongside over €1.5 billion of European Regional Development Fund support for businesses and communities across the North, the government has awarded £3.4 billion in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Northern Powerhouse.

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