Recipients of the Community Climate Fund

The following projects have been awarded funding from the Council's Community Climate Fund. Below you can find a link to each organisation's webpage, a description of the project they received funding for, and which of our priorities they hit.

2nd Horsham Scout Group

For improvements to their Scout Hut, including low energy lighting, new heating controllers, water butts and a hot composter. A later successful application also enabled them to replace old fluorescent strip lighting with new motion activated LED lighting units.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste

5th/10th Horsham Scouts

Focusing on the type of energy used as well as how much, this bid allowed the installation of solar panels to generate electricity as well as batteries for on-site storage. They also swapped current lighting for LED lights which should reduce lighting costs by some 50%.

Age UK - Lavinia House

Park Garden Restoration

With a piece of currently unused land Age UK plan to create a Park Garden which will bring multiple benefits including biodiversity from pollinating plants, waste reduction via composing and carbon saving from growing food that will be used in the kitchen of Lavinia House. It will also bring benefits to the community.

This project hit our priority of:

  • Biodiversity

Beeding and Bramber Village Hall

To improve the energy efficiency of the hall by replacing existing lighting with low energy LEDs and installing a solar PV array.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Energy

Chanctonbury Church  (Ashington)

To purchase and install a bicycle rack to encourage more visitors to cycle to the church rather than travel by car.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Transport

Chanctonbury Community Leisure Centre

To change their old fluorescent light fittings for new LEDs to save energy consumption and electricity costs.

Comptons Tennis Club

To replace all of their metal halide light fittings with far more efficient and reliable LED floodlights.

Friends of Horsham Park

To build a drought resistant sensory garden in Horsham Park from Autumn 2021. Watch their video on Twitter that explains how they plan to spend the grant.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Water
  • Biodiversity

Greening Steyning

For the Greening Steyning 2030 Project which will be taking action on a range of environmental issues, from encouraging residents to improve the energy efficiency of their homes to starting a Repair Café and carrying out a wildlife survey.

This is a multi-year project hitting our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity
  • Transport

Horsham Trafalgar Neighbourhood Council

This Neighbourhood Council used their funds to encourage more people into cycling and help cyclists feel confident to get out and about on the road. They will offer basic bike maintenance skills for local residents and encourage them to use their bikes more as a climate friendly alternative to cars. This will encourage locals to cycle into town and commute to work on their bikes as Horsham can be easily cycled from the Trafalgar area. They're also aiming to reduce the speed limit in the area to prioritise cycling and walking. The cleaner air will be of benefit to all of us.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Transport

Horsham Community Fridge

To run a pop-up version of the already established Community Fridge service so that more residents across the District can access the service. The project enables savings on food waste which in turn reduces carbon emissions.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Waste

Horsham Lawn Tennis Club

To change their HALIDE flood lights to a more efficient, low energy LED system.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Energy

Henfield Hall

To install PV solar panels on the roof as part of a wider plan to become carbon neutral.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Energy

Henfield Haven

To install 30kW of PV solar panels in order to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce energy costs.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Energy

One Church at Rock Farm

To help fund the creation of an outdoor space for education on alternative methods for growing food (biochar farming) and improving soils, as well as for planting trees.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity

Southwater Village Hall

Money from the Fund contributed to the cost of installing an air source heat pump to replace a gas fired boiler to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Energy

Springboard

The provision of Smart radiator valves to improve the energy efficiency of their building in Horsham.

This project hit our priority of:

  • Energy

St Mark’s Church, Holbrook

For tree and bulb planting, food recycling, rainwater collection and ongoing wildlife and local community surveys to review progress.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity

Sussex Green Living

Creating an Eco Innovation Station, based on a retrofitted milk float, that will be used to go to events across the District giving information on how individuals can reduce their carbon emissions, from installing renewable energy, to moving away from fast fashion.

This project hit our priorities of:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Energy
  • Waste

Sustainable Henfield

For the recycling of disposable PPE via the introduction of Zero waste bins at strategic points around Henfield.

This project hit our priority of:

  • Waste

Transition Horsham Community Allotment

The creation of a new accessible site, ‘heritage bed’ and seed cage to address increased demand locally.  Sharing the benefits of a community allotment will also inspire more local residents to grow their own food which also includes expanding the already successful Seedy Saturday seed swop initiative.

This project hit our priority of:

  • Biodiversity