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Boost for eco-projects thanks to Co-op fund

Boost for eco-projects thanks to Co-op fund

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Boost for eco-projects thanks to Co-op fund

Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is providing more than £17,000 in funding for 17 environmental projects across the islands this year.

The Eco-Fund, now in its 10th year, contributed more than £9,000 to worthy local projects that protect and regenerate our local environment. Every year, the Society invites applications from projects that have an environmental focus and provides financial support to as many of those as it can under the fund’s mandate.

This year, 30 applications for funding were received across the islands for the Eco-Fund, 13 of which have been successful. 

‘We are thrilled to be able to support eight projects in Jersey and five in Guernsey with donations from our Eco-Fund. Each year, islanders continue to support this initiative and improve the environment around us. Once again, the Eco-Fund will benefit hundreds of people of all ages across the Channel Islands and we hope the donations will make a significant difference to the projects involved. This year, we are pleased to see that so many schools have applied and taken on proactive eco initiatives,’ said Tanya Dorrity, the Society’s Community Officer.     

The projects selected in Guernsey include Vale Primary School, Plastic Free Guernsey, Guernsey Conservation volunteers and Pick It Up Guernsey.

Aside from the Eco-Fund, the Co-op has also been actively supporting a number of other environmental projects in both Jersey and Guernsey, including £2,000 which was donated to Jersey's Western Rural Day Schools Wheelbarrow Competition. 

Pictured top: A previous recipient of the Co-op Eco-Fund.


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