A training scheme is being launched in February to encourage local residents and businesses to develop low carbon projects. It is being organised by ReachAbility an Oxfordshire-based social enterprise, a local community group (GrassRoots Bicester) and the new Bicester Centre for reuse and sustainability, “Bicester Green”.
Free training for anyone living, working or running a business locally is being offered a special taster session on Thursday, 21stFebruary taking place between 6:00pm and 9:00pm at St Edburg’s Church Hall, Old Place Yard, Bicester, OX26 6AU. Those who coming along can enjoy tasty local food while finding out more and meeting people to team up with to develop low carbon projects.
The full training course will provide the chance to share ideas and learn new skills develop low carbon projects and access funding. It will also improve neighbourhoods, support organisations and businesses and link into other local green initiatives and opportunities.
Participants will take part in six core training sessions on Thursday evenings in March and April and receive mentoring as each project takes shape and grows. Visits and exchanges with other relevant low carbon initiatives are also proposed.
The training will be lively and very practical working together to develop projects. Sessions will include: low carbon leadership, people skills and building support; project research, planning, management and budgeting; fundraising and sponsorship; media, marketing and communications
The project is supported by the Patsy Wood Trust. To find out more and register your interest, contact Sally Ramsden at ReachAbility 07973 689362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org