Powergrid cash for local bright sparks

Anne-Claire Leydier, sustainability manager at Northern Powergrid.
Anne-Claire Leydier, sustainability manager at Northern Powergrid.
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Electricity supply company Northern Powergrid is offering local groups the chance to secure funding to kick-start their own community energy projects.

The firm is offering grants from £1,000 to £10,000, as part of the Northern Powergrid Community Energy Seed Fund, managed in partnership with Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

Sustainability manager Anne-Claire Leydier said: “We want to support and work with local communities to deliver affordable and sustainable energy solutions.

The fund is open until October 27.

For information, visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply-groups. Successful applicants will be announced in December 2015.