Cash for clean air

Do you have an idea for a small project which responds to air pollution and helps promote healthier streets in St Denys? Would you like some funding to try this out?

We have several pots of up to £400 to hand out to Southampton residents or groups that have got an idea that they would like to test out. Ideas might have been developed at one of our Clean Air Cafés or independently.

We are keen to hear from a range of people and groups about a variety of ideas – creatives, scientists, community activists, people dedicated to improving healthy living and healthy streets. If you’d like to know more about the bursaries please download our guidance document and application template.

Our next Clean Air Café Tuesday 4th June will be an opportunity to develop ideas and find likeminded people who might like to help put ideas into action.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Thursday 13th June. We would like everyone to have a chance to read & comment on the proposed projects, so we will be sharing these online and during our Clean Air Ideas – Drop In on Tuesday 18th June. This will be held at St Denys Church Hall, 5-9pm.

We hope to fund 6-10 different proposals. Projects should:

  • make a significant contribution to cleaner air or liveable neighbourhoods in St Denys;
  • benefit the residents of St Denys;
  • receive a positive response from members of the community in St Denys either through online feedback or at the Clean Air Ideas Drop In;
  • commence by 1st October 2019.

Priority is likely to be given to residents or people with a good connection to the area. You do not have to be a constituted organisation to apply. Support from external organisations (e.g. artists collectives, campaign organisations, local businesses) is encouraged.

We aren’t looking for activities that have guaranteed success (we believe that it is good to test things even if they don’t work out), in fact we welcome innovation and new ideas. We ask that you do what you say you will do in the application and provide updates to the Breathing Spaces team, so that we can keep the community and our funders informed of progress.

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