Zero Carbon Cumbria – Community Climate Grants
The Zero Carbon Cumbria – Community Climate Grants, is a £100,000 funding pot to support local initiatives to raise awareness of climate change and reduce carbon emissions. The funding will contribute to the work of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership over a five year period. We are grateful to Allerdale Borough Council for contributing an additional £10,000 to this grants pot to benefit more projects in Allerdale.
We are particularly keen to reach out to groups getting set up in areas of the county which haven’t previously taken action to address the climate crisis at a local level, and to offer support to groups working alongside more vulnerable individuals who will be hit hardest by climate change.
Small (£200 – £750), medium (£750 – £2,000) and a small number of larger grants (up to £10,000) will be awarded to local groups until 2025.
Advice and support is available to help groups apply for the funding. Please get in touch with [email protected] to tell us about your ideas and how we can help you. You can also watch our webinars in which we explain in more detail the eligibility and process for attaining the funding.
Please also read our Guidance for applicants.
New groups or individuals who are thinking about setting up a group are also encouraged to get in touch – we can offer advice on how to get started. We may be able to put you in touch with other communities who run successful projects elsewhere or link you into other helpful agencies such as the Cumbria Council for Voluntary Services or ACT (Action with communities in Cumbria).
Making an application
***Please remember to download and save your application form before you start filling it in. You will then need to send to [email protected] together with your accompanying documents.***