Local projects funded to help tackle climate change

Funding awarded!

Kingston Council has funded nine local projects as part of its Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Green Grant programme.

Working toward a greener future which protects and enhances the environment is a key priority for the council and with local authorities across the country facing challenging economic circumstances, the way councils work with their partners and communities to do things differently is now more important than ever.

This is why Kingston Council launched a Green Grant, to empower people to create projects they’d like to see taking place locally and further enable the great green-minded action taking place across the borough.

Each project funded tackles a cause of climate change or seeks to help the local area prepare for its impacts, in line with key objectives from the council’s Climate Action Plan, which was launched in March 2022.

Reverend Joe Moffat, Team Rector at All Saints Church, said: 

"All Saints Church are delighted to receive a Green Grant to enable us to enhance the biodiversity of our town centre churchyard for the benefit of current and future generations.


“We are aiming to involve the local community and young people as much as possible as we develop and implement a variety of nature-friendly measures".

Funding has been awarded to:

  • All Saints Church: Involving the community in biodiversity planting works in the church grounds, to help tackle biodiversity loss and connect people with the area.
  • CREW: Undertaking discounted retrofit assessments to help residents understand what they can do to cut energy use and emissions generated at home.
  • Fern Hill Primary School: Turning an unused space into a place where children can learn about flowers, plants, animals and insects while enhancing biodiversity.
  • Friends of Beeline Way & New Malden Residents Association: Creating a rainwater harvesting system to help maintain and protect a wildflower meadow.
  • Kingston Hive - Climate Emergency Center: Designing and delivering a series of workshops to create a community-led vision for a climate resilient Kingston.
  • Kingston Upon Thames Association for the Blind: Running a range of engagement activities with their members to help them take positive action to tackle climate change.
  • Minima Yacht Club Limited: For the installation of a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy generation measures.
  • Save The World Club: To help expand an existing food redistribution and food waste prevention project operating across the borough.
  • The Community Brain: Conducting a waste audit and research programme to help improve and stimulate circular economy practices.

The council looks forward to seeing how the projects develop and grow in the coming months.

You can find out more about the council’s work to tackle climate change by visiting www.kingston.gov.uk/climate.

Published: 18th April 2024