The Big Lottery Fund have recently announced a new funding stream entitled 'Communities Living Sustainably' which will fund partnerships that bring together the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to build up to 10 sustainable and resilient communities to help deal with the potential impact of climate change. The intention is that these communities will provide inspiration and share their learning with other communities across England.
Herne Hill and its neighbouring communities are likely to be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change given its susceptibility to flooding. With this in mind, the GLA and a number of partners including the London Wildlife Trust and the Herne Hill Forum met recently to consider the potential for a ‘Communities Living Sustainably’ application focused on Herne Hill and its environs. Following initial discussions, we believe there is scope for an application, but we are still at a very early stage of this process, and need more input to help shape our proposal. Our draft Mission Statement is: