Funding to tackle climate change

Posted: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 14:42

Funding to tackle climate change

New funding programme. Opens: 1st September 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund - Together for Our Planet

A £2.5 million funding programme available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom for small-scale projects to take action on climate change is set to open.

The Together for Our Planet programme aims to support the nurturing and development of local ideas, contributing to a legacy of ongoing climate action projects in hundreds of communities across the UK.

Funding is intended to support projects that focus on one or more of the following areas:

• Food

• Transport

• Energy

• Waste and consumption

• The natural environment

Projects will need to meet at least two of the following criteria:

• Support the development of longer-term climate action within communities

• Encourage communities to plan for the climate emergency - to consider what climate action could mean to them and why it matters

• Celebrate the importance of community-led climate action and encourage more people to get involved

• Build resilience in communities that are hardest hit by climate change

• Provide jobs, skills or training opportunities for communities which support climate action

Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 will be available.

Closes 18th November 2021.

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