Fund title: Climate Action Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

A new £100million fund to support high-impact community-led climate action

Application deadline:

Initial ideas by 18 December 2019; full proposals by 27 March 2020

Fund description:

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched its new £100 million Climate Action Fund that aims to support people and communities to work together to address climate change.

The funding is for community-led partnerships led by voluntary or community organisations, charities, schools or not-for-profit companies. It is expected to support a mix of different places, communities, themes and initiatives, across the UK.

The fund is now open for an initial round of funding applications to support up to 15 place-based community-led partnerships to make the changes that will reduce the carbon footprint of their community.

The following funding is available through phase one:

  • Up to £200,000 over 18 months for initial development funding for groups that need more time to develop their partnership, engage widely or test their approaches.
  • Up to £2.5 million over five years for groups that might be able to start longer-term plans at an earlier stage.

The funding is for activities that have the potential to make a meaningful and lasting difference on the carbon footprint of communities. This includes action on sustainable energy, sustainable transport, consumption (food and waste), and the natural environment.

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