As part of a new Climate Clever Communities project, Live Here Love Here is administering grants to groups that want to adopt an active role in combatting the climate emergency.
The Climate Challenge Fund, which can provide a maximum of £5,000 to each applicant, forms part of the £477,000 that Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful received from the UK Community Renewal Fund to facilitate a greater local response to the threat of runaway climate change.
The overall aim of the project is to (a) educate the wider community about climate change through free Carbon Literacy Programmes training, in order to (b) empower and inspire civic action that can help Northern Ireland tackle the climate emergency.
If you can demonstrate how your application meets any of the criteria below, we would love to hear from you.
A non-exhaustive overview of who can benefit from the Climate Challenge Fund includes voluntary/community groups, NGOs, schools and third-level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs, tenants and residents associations, religious groups, local councils and businesses.
Applications are particularly welcome from groups who have completed their Carbon Literacy training.
The funding is designed to stimulate creative solutions to climate action. Although a flexible approach to your application is welcome, some suggested ideas for initiatives include:
Project ideas that will be eligible for funding are:
Ready to help the community respond to the climate emergency? You can get started right away.
Applications for the Climate Challenge Fund must be submitted by Friday 08 April, 12pm.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to avail of free Carbon Literacy training, please visit the Climate Action page.
This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.