Green & Healthy Future for Frome bids for a sustainable future

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The Green & Healthy Future for Frome programme is developing a bid for further lottery funding to continue, and expand, our activities here in Frome. We have shared our ideas, consulted with the community and are now busy planning the future.

Over the past 18 months, our team has been supporting people in Frome to live green and healthy lives, with many ways to get involved: from free energy advice, to e-bike hire and help getting sustainable ideas and projects off the ground. 

For example, our Healthy Homes initiative has so far helped 86 residents with installation of energy efficiency measures, leading to combined financial savings of £84,400 and approximately 50 tonnes of carbon savings (equivalent to 25 diesel cars taken off the road). We have also supported the establishment and growth of a number of ‘networks of action’ around Food, Wellbeing and ReUse through Future Shed, empowering people to lead on community action that matters to them.

Our work is funded through the National Lottery Climate Action Fund. As we approach the end of our two-year ‘development phase’ of our programme, we are now looking ahead to phase two. We are in the process of developing our bid to the Climate Action Fund, to deliver an expanded programme to run for three years from 2023 to 2026.

After testing out lots of different ideas during this first phase, we now want to take what’s worked and scale it up to support more people in our community. We plan to build on our initiatives which work towards the Frome Town Council’s 2030 target for net zero carbon, whilst boosting people’s health and wellbeing and focusing on things needed most during the cost of living crisis.

We will find out in early 2023 if we have been successful! If so, we plan to relaunch in Spring next year with an invitation for everyone to get involved with practical steps to make a difference, across food, housing, active travel, enterprise and reuse. Check out what’s coming up and ways to get involved here.

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