Nine groups based near the Eden Project have been awarded grants from the Eden Geothermal Community Fund for projects that benefit local people and improve the environment or community facilities.
The £20,000 fund was launched in November last year, with applications received for a wide variety of projects across Treverbyn, Carlyon, St Blaise and Luxulyan parishes.
The projects supported span improvements to local recreation facilities and developing and resourcing outdoor learning environments, wildlife habitats and a sensory garden in schools.
They also include building welfare facilities in a forest learning setting for young people, running a mobile community larder and supporting a community seed library and plant swap events.
Most of the projects are due to start soon and, as they progress, Eden Geothermal will be providing more information and updates on their website at https://www.edengeothermal.com/community/
Eden Geothermal Executive Director Augusta Grand said: “The projects we’re supporting are a testament to the commitment and creativity of the many groups working to improve the local environment and facilities, to support their communities and to connect people to nature.
We’re delighted to be able to help some of them, and are looking forward to seeing these initiatives move forward.”
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