Camden Council to receive funding to support a green recovery in Somers Town
It has been announced that Camden Council has been successful in a bid to the GLA for funding from the Future Neighbourhoods 2030 programme.
To help support a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor of London launched the programme with an aim to tackle some of London’s defining environmental challenges, including the climate emergency and toxic air quality, whilst creating jobs, developing skills, and supporting a just transition to a low carbon circular economy.
It is targeted at the most climate-vulnerable neighbourhoods, and where residents are disproportionately affected by unemployment, poor health, fuel poverty and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The council has been awarded funding of £1,415,000 to develop long-term Neighbourhood Strategy for the Somers Town, and to implement a wide range of community-based projects that tackle the climate and ecological emergencies. This includes the Knowledge Quarter’s Carbon Offset Scheme and Freight Action Plan, to cut delivery congestion and pollution and provide a long-term sustainable funding stream for projects in the future.
- The council’s bid partners include: Central St Martins; Francis Crick Institute; Global Generation; Knowledge Quarter; LifeafterHummus; Little Village; Power Up North London; Somers Town Community Association; Somers Town Neighbourhood Forum; Think and Do; Tiptapp; and Vital Energi.
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden:
“I am delighted that our bid to the GLA for this funding has been successful. A green recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is central to our aim for a more sustainable future for all our residents and also supports the urgent need to make Camden a more sustainable place and respond to the climate emergency.”
Find out more about the bid here.