Alex urges Stockton North community groups to apply for £2000 for a “green” community project

Local organisations with green ambitions could pick up a £10,000 grant to help them reach their goals, after The Green Insurance Company launched its award winning Green Grants initiative for a second year.

The Green Grants initiative, launched in 2010, offers communities throughout the UK the opportunity to apply for funding to help support local environmental projects. The initiative proved so successful last year that the company has doubled the initial funding value to a total of £40,000 for the coming awards.

By expanding the scheme, The Green Insurance Company is able to offer one grant of up to £10,000 for a special project which will make a real difference to the environment, with the remaining £30,000 available in grants of up to £2000.

The initiative helps to promote sustainable living in local communities, with previous year’s winners including The Youth Church Group from St. Marylebone Parish Church in Greater London which created a rooftop garden for local children and the greater community.

The Green Insurance Company has set up an easy-to-use online application form available at  and is inviting applications up until 30th November 2011.

Alex said:

“Whether it’s increasing environmental awareness in schools, or working to preserve local wildlife, this grant could have real benefits for both the community and the local environment. I urge volunteers, schools and non-profit organisations in my constituency to come together and create wonderful environmental projects through this innovative grant.”