Many Transition initiatives have run successful Green Open Homes events over the last few years, and for many it is a key point of their annual calendar. The Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol has just announced a new round of funding for Green Open Homes events. You can apply now for grants up to £2,500. Find out more here, or read on.
The Green Open Homes network had a hugely successful first year, facilitating hundreds of homes to open to the public and inspiring some 10,000+ visitors that crossed the energy efficient thresholds. Run in conjunction with Bristol Green Doors, the network supports low carbon open homes events across the country by providing free advice and resources to organising groups.
For those hoping to run new or repeat events, we’ve got some great news – grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available for events happening before the end of May 2015. Applications will be assessed and winners selected on a first-come-first-served basis until the funding pot has run out. The total grant pot is £48,000.
CSE Project Manager, James Watt said:
“It was great to be able to support so many events across the Green Open Homes network in 2014 and we hope that this round of funding will build on the success of 2014, inspiring visitors to make improvements in their own homes.”
Grant application forms are available to download from the Green Open Homes website. The site also allows any group running an event to create their own page on the site where they can list all the details visitors will need and use the mapping facility to record the homes taking part. This is handy for groups who don’t want the hassle and expense of creating their own website.
To understand more about the open homes set-up and for information on how to go about running an event in your community, this short video is well worth a watch.