The Zero Carbon Cumbria Community Climate Grants aim to support community groups and smaller grassroots organisations in Cumbria, especially those connecting with new audiences on climate change. We anticipate the fund being used for activities that spread awareness, build capacity, help people to take action, and which contribute to building and growing local community involvement in work which will achieve the goal of net zero carbon in Cumbria by 2037. (This means that Cumbria will no longer be contributing to harmful climate change and levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will start to stabilise we will have a better chance of keeping global warming under the desired temperature rise of 1.5C).

We are particularly interested in applications from geographic areas or communities that have not previously had access to funds to develop projects which tackle the climate crisis.  If you are thinking about applying and need some help with planning and writing your proposal, please do email [email protected]