In 2019, Telford & Wrekin Council declared a climate emergency. It is now working, along with partners, to go carbon neutral by 2030 – and to reduce single-use plastic across the council by 2023!



Funding for climate change and sustainability projects


In February 2021, Telford & Wrekin Council launched its Climate Change Fund  to help organisations in our Borough to deliver projects aimed at addressing climate change or environmental sustainability.

The fund of £100,000 was open to a wide range of  organisations, including small businesses and applications  were invited for projects which fell within one of the four categories:

  1. Improve energy efficiency in existing buildings
  2. Provide renewable/low carbon energy generation
  3. Sustainable travel
  4. Reduce waste

Grants could be applied for up to £5000 for community organisations and up to £2500 for businesses, with all applicants required to provide match funding.

The following organisations were given grants from the Telford and Wrekin Climate Change Fund to take forward their sustainability projects:

  • Newport CE Junior School towards a bike/scooter shed/storage
  • Southall Special School towards the development of cycling and walking activities
  • Burton Borough School towards secure bike storage
  • Park Lane Centre, Woodside towards two electric charging points for the Centre car park
  • Sambrook Village Hall towards a community electric car charging point
  • Lightmoor Village Primary School towards recycling bins
  • Newport Town Council for Recycle on the Go Bin project
  • Old Park Primary School towards the creation of Eco bricks from single use plastic waste
  • Redhill Primary Academy towards a food waste composting project
  • Friends of Dawley Park towards a Climate Change Programme for Dawley Park
  • Lawley Primary School towards becoming a single use drinks bottle plastic free school
  • Little Wenlock Village Hall towards replacement of old oil boiler with low carbon heating system
  • Wellington Town Council towards a solar pv sytem at Wellington Public Conveniences
  • Lilleshall Parish Council towards a solar pv system at Lilleshall Tennis Centre
  • Helping Hands supported accommodation towards a solar pv and battery system at newly acquired premises
  • Admaston House Community Centre towards replacement of existing lighting with LED
  • Sir John Bayley Club towards replacement windows and door
  • Holy Trinity Academy for upgrade of strip lighting to LED
  • Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge Scout Group towards secondary internal glazing and draught proofing
  • Crudgington Primary School towards improvements to lighting and double glazing
  • Dawley C of E Primary Academy towards upgrade of Academy Hall lighting to LED
  • All Saints Church, Wellington towards replacement of the existing house and stage lighting with LED lighting
  • St Andrew’s Church, Church Aston towards replacement of existing lighting with LED
  • GDS Property Services, Rodington towards replacement workshop lighting
  • Wellington Community Arts towards the upgrade of internal and external lighting to LED
  • Dawley Social Club towards a range of energy efficiency measures at the Club
  • St Leonards Church, Malinslee towards new LED lighting
  • Lilleshall Cricket Club towards replacement windows
  • Waters Upton Parish Council towards a range of energy efficiency projects across the Parish, including a residents’ engagement programme and energy efficiency measures in a number of public buildings

Over the coming weeks and months we will update these pages with details of progress with the projects as they progress


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