A COMMUNITY group based in Southall have been awarded almost £10,000 in National Lottery funding, to help them take action on climate change.

The Sikh Human Rights Group is using the money to run a series of student-led conservation workshops, seminars and practical projects in secondary schools and Gurdwaras.

The project aims to offer young people an insight into the practical conservation activities they can undertake at home and in the community.

Tree planting and conservation talks for the general public will be undertaken, while some students will be able to attend United Nations environmental events and COP26.

Jasdev Singh Rai, Director of Sikh Human Rights Group, said:“Our project aims to bring greater awareness about climate issues and how every individual and family can help to mitigate and adapt to the negative impacts of climate change.”

Since 2016, The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £397m through more than 6,000 grants.