Grants of up to £10,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom for small-scale projects to take action on climate change. The Together for Our Planet funding 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.
It is expected that approximately 400 to 500 awards will be made through this programme.
Projects will need to meet at least two of the following criteria:
- Support the development of longer-term climate action within communities (that is, taking place after the COP26 event in November).
- 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.
This programme will open on 1 September 2021