Our sister organisation, Rother Environment Group (REG), has had a wonderful funding windfall. Rye hosted the filming of “The Monuments Men” in June, featuring Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville and none other than gorgeous George Clooney. The production company have made a donation to the town, through REG, for environmental projects, and REG have decided to open this up to a public competition, for up to £4,000 of funds. As Transition Rye we can bid for these funds, which could be a great opportunity to kickstart a number of our projects.
We had a steering group meeting last night and have a provisional list of 5 potential candidate projects:
– Fund feasibility study for Community Energy in Rye
– Fund setting up RX Energy Co-Op for Community Energy in Rye
– Community Herb Garden
– Community Orchard
– Community Coppicing Scheme
We’ll be working with the people involved in all of these, aiming to submit several bids. The deadline is 1 November. Please let us know if you can help with this, or have further ideas.