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We hope you had a good Christmas and New Year.  In this short bulletin which can be downloaded from here we’ve rounded up key news and developments from December 2013 that you may have missed.  We’ll be back again at the end of the month with a review of January.


Our monthly round-up of news, opportunities, resources and events includes, amongst much else:


There is now just under one week left before the closing date for the next (and probably final) round of CLASP project funding. We’re looking forward to reviewing all the very interesting project suggestions that are starting to come through.


Since 2008 CLASP has provided over £600,000 to North West local authorities and their partners for energy & emission reduction, health, fuel poverty. climate adaptation, planning and skills projects.  

You can see full details and outputs from previously funded projects on the following pages:


Places are available (fully funded by the Environment Agency) for 5 1-day Foundation Training courses on Sustainable Drainage Systems. This course is hosted by CLASP, the local authority sustainability network, and training will be delivered by CIRA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association.


September has been a busy month for new announcements of funding opportunities, resources, events and policy.  We've provided two bulletins this month to subscribers, one at the start of the month and one at the end.  

You can download them both from this page.


DECC's new grant funding programme which was discussed at the recent CLASP/DECC event has now been launched. £6m is available to help Local Authorities (LAs) in England and Wales to develop new heating and cooling networks, and expand existing networks. 


This month’s information bulletin includes, amongst others:

•           New Renewables Planning Guidance

•           Shale Gas Planning Guidance


A new £20 million Green Deal Communities scheme to help local authorities drive street-by-street delivery of the Green Deal has been announced.