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16th March 2016

NuGen showcases West Cumbrian Green Grants projects

A film, highlighting projects that will improve the local environment and promote sustainability, has gone live on NuGen’s YouTube Channel (link).

NuGen’s Alexandra Brennan welcomed the Green Grants winners to a premiere of the film.Earlier this year, NuGen identified 17 community projects to receive Green Grants worth £37,000 to help improve and enhance the local environment providing long-term benefits to the local community.

A premiere of the film was shown at NuGen’s Moorside Information Centre in Whitehaven where representatives of the successful projects were invited to share learning and ideas on how to make the most of their Green Grants and deliver the greatest benefit to the community.

Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, said: “One of my key values as Mayor is to work with partners to improve Copeland for the people who live, work and visit the borough. Being asked to be part of the judging panel for the Green Grants project was a great way of working with NuGen to help identify great local initiatives which communities are leading on.

“These grants will help communities to improve their own local environment and as the video shows they are very diverse and innovative. I hope we will be able to work with NuGen on more social investment projects in the years to come.”

Alexandra Brennan, NuGen’s Environmental Sustainability Manager, said: “The Green Grants scheme has been a fabulous success and we have already seen many of the projects begin to make a positive impact on the local environment.

“The film, which showcases three of the winners, is a great way of publicising the projects and we took this opportunity to bring people involved in the various schemes together to network and share ideas.”



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