Sustainable Communities Archives - Naturesave

RAW wood recycling

Grant to assist expansion for wood recycling social enterprise

The Naturesave Trust has provided a grant to support a social enterprise that offers a wood recycling service and employment opportunities for people with mental health issues as well as physical and learning difficulties. RAW’s Wood Recycling service offers a professional waste wood collection and recycling service to developers, housebuilders and local authorities. In the


Surfers Against Sewage – Sustainable Guide To Surfing

Back in 2011, The Naturesave Trust were delighted to provide funding to assist Surfers Against Sewage compile a detailed report targeting the surfing community. The report was a call to arms for surfers, one “that harks back to the maverick, pioneer spirit that so often set apart surfers as a resourceful group of individuals intent


Renewable Energy in Ashton Hayes

Ashton Hayes Community Energy (AHCE) is a Community Interest Company owned and run by the people of Ashton Hayes in Cheshire. Established in 2011 as part of the award-winning Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral (GCN) project, AHCE develops and manages community-owned renewable energy in the village and promotes energy efficiency. Over the past decade, the


Upgrading the eco-cabins for Centre For Alternative Technology

For more than 40 years, CAT has been helping people to learn about practical solutions for a green, healthy future, and how they can contribute to this. Set in a disused quarry in Mid Wales, our site is a demonstration and education centre, equipping people from all over the UK, as well as many from


Start-up grant for Greater Manchester Community Renewables

GMCR is a community benefit society set up to develop and operate community-owned renewable energy projects across Greater Manchester. The group raised £186,000 via a community share offer in summer 2016, which funded the installation of solar panels on three schools in Salford and a community centre in Partington. In the first year of operation,

Life Style UK receives funding from the Naturesave Trust

Bike Back recycling bikes for the community

“Bike Back” is an innovative bicycle recycling project which collects donations of old, unwanted and abandoned bikes otherwise destined for landfill and takes them to a workshop inside the secure area of HMP Bristol