A new Community Climate Grant fund of £100,000, backed by the National Lottery, is being launched by Cumbria Action for Sustainability this month to help local community groups fight climate change.
Groups will be able to apply for grants ranging from £200 to £10,000 from Monday 22 November, for projects and events to raise awareness of the urgent need to stop climate change and to reduce carbon emissions from energy use, land use, waste and transport.
The grants are part of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership’s ambitious emission reduction programme to make Cumbria carbon neutral by 2037.
Most grants will be awarded in small amounts, with a straightforward application process that's been designed with community groups in mind. Funding of £750 can be available within a matter of days for projects that meet the eligibility criteria, with medium grants of up to £2,000 being assessed and awarded within a month. A small number of larger grants of up to £10,000 will also be made to projects that are judged to have the most impact on carbon-saving. The grants are open to not-for-profit groups based in Cumbria.
There are full details about the grant fund at cafs.org.uk, and groups can also find out more at a webinar on Thursday 25 November at 1pm, which is open for booking now on the CAfS website.
How to Apply
For more information, visit the CafS Community Climate Grants website.
Booking details for the webinar can be found at Community Climate Grants - Launch Webinar (cafs.org.uk)
Potential applicants are encouraged to get in touch with [email protected] if they would like advice or support on making an application.