Eastside Community Trust is thrilled to be part of the city wide Community Climate Action Project, funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund.
In 2021-2022, along with members of the community here in Easton and Lawrence Hill, we developed our community’s climate action plan Healthy Planet, Happy People. In 2022, along with the five other community organisations, the project was awarded a second round of funding to develop ‘demonstrator projects’ specific to the local area and the priorities identified by residents in the Community Climate Action Plan.
Leading climate action at a community level provides opportunities to improve the lives of local people and ensure the needs of Bristol’s diverse communities are better represented as the city feels the effects of the cost-of-living and energy crises.
Eastside People Power
Our Eastside People Power demonstrator project will help equip our community with the tools we need to address these concerns, preparing for challenges ahead but also making sure we’re ready for things like home energy grants and new jobs to make sure these opportunities reach our community.
We are really lucky to have community energy leaders from Bristol Energy Network here in our city, and chuffed that they will be bringing their vast experience, expertise, and connections to support our project and help us spread it more widely.
The Community Climate Action Project is pioneering bold and fair community-led climate action in Bristol.
During 2022 six community organisations, co-produced community climate action plans with and for their communities. There are several strands to the current phase of the project including the development of six innovative community-led climate action projects, a new Community Leadership Panel on Climate and Just Transition, a learning and peer mentoring programme to empower community climate action, citywide creative engagement on climate and nature, and a citywide sustainable transport project.
The project is an ambitious, citywide programme funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund. It demonstrates the important role communities can play in achieving the city’s climate and nature ambitions, whilst also improving people’s quality of life.