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The government has announced a £7 million grant to help Bristol in its role as European Green Capital next year. Bristol's Mayor says he wants the year to be FUN so how will the money do that? Our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports..
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson says the £7 million pounds awarded to Bristol in its new role as Energy Capital of Europe must help all communities in the city:-
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander says the £7 million awarded to Bristol for its green capital role will help fund a new prize for clean technology, and host a series of international summits:-
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.
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 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.