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The CLASP Team

Project Board

CLASP is overseen by an Advisory Group made up of local authority and other public sector representatives from across the NW of England.  This includes representatives from the 5 sub-regions of Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Manchester & Merseyside, plus officers from the Environment Agency and Fire & Rescue Service.  


Host Agency

Climate UK CIC is the accountable body for CLASP in 2015-17. 




CLASP is managed and delivered by AILSA  Programme Support Services (


Ailsa Gibson has been developing and delivering CLASP since its inception in 2008.  She oversees the programme direction, strategy, funding and communications.

Ailsa is seeking future partnerships and opportunities for CLASP including project and service delivery for other UK and EU partners. 

She is happy to answer any enquiries about CLASP and you can contact her via, 01524 824325


Krista Patrick joined CLASP in 2010/11 to manage the Climate Change Skills Funding and has stayed on to oversee new Membership & Leader Development work and Planning Support.  

Please contact Krista to find out more about CLASP’s support for planners, leaders and councillors via: or 07880685221