A £15,000 grant helped CAfS to produce bespoke solar mapping and carbon footprint tools which were piloted with small businesses and households in three distinct communities to help them maximise their collective potential to generate renewable energy. The assessment combined the latest tailored advice for businesses on how to decarbonise. [...]
We gave people the chance to follow a real-life property renovation in Appleby, Cumbria, with regular vlogs and on-site events. We were able to film the restoration of 33a Chapel Street thanks to a grant from Historic England, as part of their support for the Appleby Heritage Action Zone. Find [...]
Rebuilding Together was a programme helping Cumbria to adapt for future flooding and other extreme weather. It was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and we were one of three partners offering a wide range of services to individuals, third-sector organisations and communities. Find out more >
We helped a partnership of organisations from across the country install electric vehicle chargepoints across Cumbria and Lancashire. Charge My Street installed community-owned, public chargepoints in places near to houses that don't have off-street parking to make the idea of switching to an EV more feasible in the eyes of [...]
This community in west Cumbria wanted to install a hydro power scheme in their area, and we supported them to explore options. CAfS helped local organisation Melbreak Communities to assess three sites, to see whether a hydro scheme would be feasible at any of them. Find out more > [...]
We were commissioned by South Lakeland District Council to audit their buildings and advise on ways to make them more energy efficient. It was all part of the council’s commitment to tackling climate change in their area.
The Alston Moor Greenprint was a hugely exciting three-year project led by CAfS to create a vision for a green and sustainable future for this unique part of Cumbria, with practical actions and solutions to make it happen. Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Greenprint was part of [...]
Rubbish Rebels is a programme of six lessons on waste reduction, created by CAfS especially for primary schools in Cumbria. We were commissioned by Cumbria County Council to create this new interactive resource kit in 2018, after we ran a successful pilot scheme in 2017. About the Rubbish Rebels [...]