Part of Taking Sustainable Steps – The Launch of the Climate Action Fund from National Lottery19-Aug-2019
The National Lottery Community Fund has recently announced a new £100m fund to tackle the climate emergency.
Formerly the Big Lottery Fund, the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) say that its Climate Action Fund will provide grants to people and groups for community-led schemes that help to reduce the impact of climate change; and it is expected that charities would play a key part in the community partnerships that develop the type of enterprise or local programmes that would receive money through the fund.
The Climate Action Fund is expected to be ready for applications in the autumn of 2019.
The NLCF said the type of activities funded will differ from place to place, but themes might include sustainable energy and transport, food, and the protection and regeneration spaces and habitats.
The funder said it had already invested in some schemes of this nature, which include a flushable eco-friendly toilet wipe that disperses in water in three hours.
The sentiment from NLCF is that everyone can play their part in addressing climate change; and the impact will be all the greater if communities come together within and across communities, which is why the Climate Action Fund is being launched to create grass-roots momentum built on learning and sharing within, between and beyond communities. In this way communities would “..achieve meaningful and sustained climate action."
More information on the application process, funding limits and deadlines is expected to be available later this year.
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Later on this year, NLCF will also be hosting a funding surgery at MVA.
Kim Debling, Kent’s Funding Officer for NLCF, will provide attendees with an opportunity to find out what funding is available and talk through your ideas on a one-to-one basis.
The funding surgery will take place at the MVA offices on the 7th November 2019.
Appointments will run from 9.00 to 17.00 and are available on a first come first serve basis. To book your appointment, please contact Kim.Debling@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk to arrange a time.