Local communities to benefit as generous donors raise £20,000 for Zero Carbon Streets campaign

Big Give Green Match Fund: £20,145 RAISED (Zero Carbon Streets)Camcycle would like to thank residents across Cambridgeshire who have helped us raise over £20,000 for our Zero Carbon Streets project via the Big Give Green Match Fund, a national initiative helping environmental charities across the UK increase their impact.

81 individual donations were made to Zero Carbon Streets, which seeks to provide technical advice and campaigning support to local groups working for better walking, cycling and wheeling routes in and around their neighbourhoods. Around 44% of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s carbon emissions come from transport, so increasing levels of active travel could make a significant difference to our region’s efforts to address climate change.

On Earth Day, Saturday 22 April, the Camcycle team supported Girton Parish Council to host an active travel event called ‘Girton on the Move’. We shared some concepts for improved routes we’d been working on together and gathered more ideas from local residents. The new funding will help Camcycle continue work like this and help expand the benefits to more local groups.

Camcycle’s Executive Director, Roxanne De Beaux, said:

“We’re so pleased with this sensational fundraising result. Thank you to everyone who donated via the Big Give this week and to all who continue to support our campaign for Zero Carbon Streets. Our team can’t wait to reach out to more communities and build on the work we’ve started with groups across the region. We’ve already had two new requests for advice on growing sustainable travel options, and are delighted that we’ll be able to provide the support that is needed.”

Find out more about the campaign on our Zero Carbon Streets webpage.