The money from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' Environmental Action Fund (EAF) will help support 36 projects deliver sustainable consumption and production to a range of communities.
'I am very pleased to be supporting so many diverse and innovative
projects. Sustainable consumption and production is at the heart of
Defra's work and we recognise that voluntary and community groups
have an important role to play in getting messages across and
engaging with communities and businesses at the grass roots level.
'These projects will help us to develop better ways of making a
difference in everyday life, including more sustainable behaviour at
work and at home, more sustainable food production and consumption
and improved processes in construction. These will help to improve
the quality of people's lives.'
The projects complement wider government action on Sustainable
Consumption and Production (SCP) to improve products, procurement and
production processes, as set out in Changing Patterns
(http:www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/scp/index.htm) and the
new Five Year Strategy Delivering the Essentials of Life
1. The Environmental Action Fund (EAF) helps voluntary groups in
England promote sustainable development through projects on
Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).
2. Grants range from£25,000 to£250,000 per year and applications
were sought for 3-year projects. Groups must find eligible matching
funding and ensure that the projects have well defined objectives,
measurable outcomes and clear timescales.
3. A list of projects offered funding under the 2005-2008 programme
is attached below and can also be found on the Defra website along
with further information on the EAF awards:
4. Resources currently available to the EAF have now been fully
allocated for the 2005-08 period. To register for information on
possible future grant rounds see the EAF pages on the Defra website
above. Also available are an EAF annual report, 6-monthly magazine
and good practice guide for environmental projects.