Kapiti Climate Action Grant recipients announced

Kapiti Climate Action Grants announced
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Kāpiti Coast District Council has awarded Climate Action Grants to support 11 community and business projects across the district.

Climate and environment subcommittee chair Jocelyn Prvanov says Council was delighted at the response to the first round of climate action grants, which distributed a total pool of $100,000.

“We had more applicants than we could accommodate, so sadly we weren’t able to support everyone. But we’re taking it as a sign of the wide commitment to climate action in our community and the wealth of great ideas people have,” Cr Prvanov says.

“The projects ranged from helping kids to travel to school safely by bike, supporting planting, nature restoration, and predator control, sustainable building workshops, enabling furniture and equipment repair, expanding food scrap collection services within our district, and supporting the production of biochar as a means of enriching soils and potentially processing waste wood.

“These are all great initiatives that will have long-term benefits for our district,” she says.

“We’ll hold a second funding round next year with another $100,000 available for projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting our community to improve its resilience and transition to low-carbon living.”

Read more about the climate action grants and this year’s successful recipients at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/ClimateActionGrants