TOXTETH is in line for up to £1m of funding for its own “eco-power station” and to set up a community farm to help cut carbon emissions.
The five-year-plan will see electricity generated from solar panels placed on the roofs of houses.
One of its other goals is to find patches of land which can be used to grow fruit and vegetables.
Both schemes will help cut down the amount of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere through traditional fossil- fuelled power supplies and the transportation of food by lorry, which also accounts for carbon emissions.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said: “In these difficult times, it’s harder than ever for people to make ends meet.
“Fuel costs are sky rocketing, and poverty is on the rise.
“So this fantastic news is especially welcome.
“Toxteth is one of only 10 UK communities to take part in this national project.
“The extra cash will help boost valuable local projects, creating jobs and inspiring the entrepreneurs of the future.”