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Green recovery fund

What is the Green Recovery Fund?

We have created a £50m Green Recovery Fund to help us meet our climate and ecology ambitions as set out in the Climate & Ecological Strategy & Action Plan.

As a combined authority, we have invested £30m of our own funding into the Green Recovery Fund and will seek to match this with additional funding streams to reach a total fund of £50m.

Green recovery fund

What are the fund's objectives?

The objectives of the fund are to:

  • Reduce the region’s emissions from buildings and transport, and enhance our natural habitats;
  • Raise employment in businesses providing solutions to climate transition;
  • Develop viable and sustainable markets for net zero transition, by overcoming obstacles or developing innovative solutions;
  • Support the region’s economy to decarbonise, including increasing green skills provision; and
  • Leverage external funding into the region to tackle climate and ecological emergencies.
Green recovery fund

Invitation to apply: round one

The first funding round for applications to the Green Recovery Fund is now open. We are inviting organisations to submit applications which will be need by 5pm on 22 July.

For the first round of Green Recovery Fund, the combined authority is aiming to allocate an indicative total of up to:

  • £4m for nature recovery
  • £3m for renewable energy & energy capacity

The first round of Green recovery fund will focus on two of the five themes outlined within the Climate & Ecological Strategy & Action Plan: nature recovery and renewable energy.

Green recovery fund

Which organisations are eligible?

Organisations eligible to apply include:

  • Unitary authorities
  • Community groups,
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Charities
  • Social enterprises
  • Universities and educational institutions

All projects must fall within the Combined Authority area (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire) to be eligible. Businesses and commercial entities are not able to apply in this funding round, though the eligible organisations above are able to apply in partnership with commercial businesses.

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