5th September 2000

 

NEW SOURCE OF FUNDS FOR GREEN PROJECTS

 

A new environmental trust which will be offering grants for green good causes in Lincoln will be launched tomorrow (Wednesday).

 

The CORY Environmental Trust in Lincoln will be launched at 1pm tomorrow at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, which will be hosting the annual Environmental Technology Forum.

 

Lincoln MP Gillian Merron and Prof Keith Bardon, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the university, will welcome around 60 guests to the launch, where CORY chief executive David Riddle will present a cheque for £40,000 to Prof Bardon, chairman of the CORY Environmental Trust in Lincoln.

 

Each year the trust plans to distribute grants totalling up to £40,000 to environmental good causes in need of funds.

 

Those attending the launch will receive a pack explaining how to apply for grants. Other organisations wishing to apply should contact the trust’s secretary Barrie Billinghay direct on 01522 873331.

 

“The university is delighted to be associated with the establishment of this new trust which wil put something back into the city of Lincoln,” commented Prof Bardon.

 

“We hope to receive applications from a variety of interesting projects which we can fund from the landfill tax credits provided by CORY Environmental.”

 

The CORY Environmental Trust in Lincoln has six trustees: Prof Bardon, Jerry Greaves of CORY, Cllr Tony Morgan of Lincoln City Council, Stuart Parker of the Lincoln Co-operative Society, Lesley Knapton of the Shaw Trust and retired chartered suveyor Ted Wilkinson.

 

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Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the launch. For more details contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk