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CLASP Project Support Funding

Details have now been agreed, and contracts are being issued for an exciting range of work under CLASP’s latest competitive funding round. A key feature of all the projects is that their outputs will be freely available for use or adaptation by other authorities, and that CLASP will be sharing these with you directly later in 2014.

Over the next few months we will be featuring a more detailed look at each project in turn. A short summary of each is below.


Community Low Carbon Energy Futures

Lake District National Park

Developing a 3D rural model, for use by all NW local authorities, together with a series of pilot workshop events (using the model) with communities in the Lake District National Park to help communities plan, engage and take action for their energy future. The project results and process will be shared with other authorities and the model will be freely available for their use.


Localised Adaptation Planning

Wigan Council

Devising an easily replicable process for producing Ward /Super Output Area level adaptation plans based on the innovative vulnerability mapping and analysis undertaken by the University of Manchester as part of their JRF research from 2011. This project will provide examples that other NW authorities can use as a basis for adapting services in their area.


Solid Wall Insulation Code of Practice

Blackpool Council

Bringing together councils, installers and other stakeholders to develop a Code of Practice for installers and a contractor directory & guidance for residents. The Code will be shared with other NW authorities.


Financing Large-Scale Investment In Renewable Energy

Warrington Council

Drawing out and sharing the learning from a range of Local Authorities that have already been through the process of financing relatively large-scale investment in renewable energy. It is intended to summarise existing information, produce case studies, host a workshop for local authorities interested in developing schemes.


Resilient Parks

Wirral Council

Establish the type of site management changes that are reasonably achievable for 5 Wirral parks and countryside sites affected by weather events in order to make them more resilient and enhance their value in climate adaptation. Engage with park users about climate change impacts and adaptation, and build support for new management practices.