RESIDENTS in Burnham-on-Sea are being encouraged to find out how they could secure funding for a range of community-based low-carbon initiatives and energy-saving schemes at two drop-in events next month.

Projects which develop skills and create jobs could also be in-line for a share of a £3 million funding pot known as the Sunshine Fund, thanks to new local energy company Burnham and Weston Energy CIC.

Schemes can focus on environmental, social and/or economic sustainability – this could include initiatives to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions, upskill local people or provide low carbon community transport.

Grants will be available to projects in Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge, Weston-Super-Mare and areas within 10km of the Wick Solar Farm.

The first drop-in event will be at The Hive in Weston-super-Mare, on June 11 from 3pm to 6pm.

The second event will be at The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham-on-Sea, on June 12 from noon until 3pm.

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