Bristol to get £7m for green capital role

Bristol is to get £7 million to help in its role as European Green Capital for 2015.

The money will go to projects including a schools programme to teach children about climate change.

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£7m to support new European Green Capital

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has been in Bristol today to announce that the city will receive £7 million of additional funding to support it as European Green Capital.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander announced the £7million of green funding in a visit to Bristol today Credit: ITV News West Country

Mr Alexander says the funding will deliver a range of projects to help Bristol remain at the centre of green investment and urban sustainability.

Bristol to get £7m for green capital role

As well as its bridges Bristol is famous for its 'green' ethos. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Bristol is to get £7 million to help in its role as European Green Capital for 2015.

The money will go to projects including a schools programme to teach children about climate change. The city won the title on the strength of its commitment to the environment.

The grant will be announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, on a visit to the city today.

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