Management and organisation

The CHEESE Project was setup in 2015, Bristol's Green Capital year, by a small group of local people concerned about climate change and who wanted to make Bristol a truly sustainable city.

The Project is organised by a central office but it operates through community segments and city partners who carry out the internal and external surveys. Community segments are partner associations based in Bristol city wards and city partners replicate the CHEESE Project, in coordination with Bristol, in other cities.

We currently have three community segments in Bristol:

Our central office management team consists of six people:


For more information on the structure and organisation of the CHEESE Project, please read our constitution (PDF).


The CHEESE pilot project was setup in November 2014 with funding from Bristol Green Capital 2015 and with the support of Bristol Energy Network. Two initial small grants of £5,000 were awarded to Easton Energy Group and Ambition Lawrence Weston. A further two grants were awarded to the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership of £2,000 and £1,610.

For phase two of the project, to date we have recieved £4,400 from the Community Energy Best Practice fund, £10,000 from the Community Energy Fund and £10,000 from Lottery Awards for All.