Project INSPIRER

Improving Neighbourhood Sustainability with
Participatory and Innovative Responses to
Environmental Regeneration



Some facts



The project was submitted on 9th December, 2009
The project was approved on 23rd April, 2010
Priority 2: promotion and development of a healthy and safe environment
Budget: 5.3 million euros (50% FEDER)
Main objective: to transform existing neighbourhoods into sustainable ones.


The partners



2 English partners: Medway Council, MHS homes.
2 Belgian partners: Stad Kortrijk, OCMW Kortrijk
4 French partners: Habitat du Littoral, Centre Social Eclaté de Saint-Martin-Boulogne, City of Saint-Martin-Boulogne, Centre Boulogne Développement


The activities



Activity 1
To improve the standard of living of underprivileged neighbourhoods by creating playing/ sports grounds and ventures which reinforce the security of the inhabitants and favour biodiversity.

Activity 2
To concentrate on awareness, the communication and find new possibilities for improving the design of the recycling services (use of compost, reduction of waste…)

Activity 3
Establishment of improvement works, favouring water and energy saving in the various target neighbourhoods.

Communication
Launching and a final lecture, brochures, folders, seeds packages, film, open days with the inhabitants on the subjects of recycling, open spaces for communities…


A beginning in time



First management committee (18th June, 2010)
Creation of the project logo
The creation of our first folder on the project presentation
Our first payment claim for early November
The present launching


Medway Council, our main partner



Local Authority – 255,000 inhabitants
5 cities: Chatham, Rochester, Rainham, Gillingham and Strood
Leader of the 6 projects Interreg IVA 2Mers

4 departments of Medway Council
- Economic Development and Social Regeneration
- Greenspaces
- Waste Minimisation
- Private Housing

Budget: 1.1 million euros


sustainable and innovative actions for our neighborhoods:
The contribution of the INSPIRER project





What has already been accomplished



Grant of financial support for over 30 individuals for energy upgrading of their house.
Organisation of a day to explain compost.
Creation of communication elements


Creation of communication elements



Convention






 MEDWAY COUNCIL  CITY OF SAINT-MARTIN BOULOGNE  CENTRE SOCIAL ECLATE  MHS HOMES GROUP  HABITAT DU LITTORAL  BOULOGNE DEVELOPPEMENT  OCMW KORTRIJK  STAD KORTRIJK




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