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Communities Living Sustainably

Groundwork is managing Communities Living Sustainably, part of the Big Lottery Fund’s £50m Sustainable and Resilient Communities strategy, which aims to help individuals and communities cope better with the environmental, economic and social impacts of climate change.

Twelve community partnerships of public, private and voluntary sector bodies have been awarded up to £1m each to deliver up to five years of community-led sustainability projects.

Schools, community centres, private companies, even a prison are taking part in innovative pilot projects.

Topics being explored include:
• Food growing
• Domestic and commercial energy saving
• Renewable energy
• Climate change adaptation
• Eco schools
• Fuel poverty
• Local power generation
• Community enterprises
• Local currencies
• Waste oil recycling

At the end of the programme, these communities will provide inspiration and share the lessons they have learned with other groups across England.

You can download our previous reports below:

CLS Growing and Green Space Report

CLS Growing and Green Space Summary

CLS Behaviour Change Report

CLS Behaviour Change Summary 

CLS Round Table Booklet

CLS Climate Change Report 

CLS Climate Change Summary

CLS Growing and Green Space Report

CLS Growing and Green Space Summary

CLS Energy Learning Summary