Climate Action Hub's second round of Seed Grants

Empowering Communities for Climate Action 2024/5

As part of our climate hub initiative, we’re excited to offer small grants to help communities with their efforts to address climate change through increasing awareness of the issues and local actions 

Aim of Grants 

To provide funds for community-led projects that focus on: 

  • Making the community more aware of climate change and its effects
  • Building partnerships between community groups and organisations 
  • Helping communities begin to develop their own innovative solutions to climate change 
  • Giving communities a stronger voice in advocating for climate action 
  • Supporting a shift to a more sustainable and fair future, with a focus on climate justice 

In addition, the fund for 2024/5 will prioritise applications that: 

  • Are partnership-based, particularly where new or not yet constituted groups partner with an organisation who will be liable for the project’s finances 
  • Are from groups that are new to climate action  
  • Are from vulnerable groups and groups at risk of exclusion  
  • Support mass community participation  
  • Demonstrate a pathway to longer term climate actions beyond the funded period  
  • Demonstrate actions on sustainable travel, energy efficiency, or improving spaces for nature and biodiversity 

Who Can Apply:  

Any community organisation or community group in the Forth Valley and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park area (excluding Argyll they are in a different Hub region).Including community council, charities, community trust and Community Interest Companies. 

Grant Amount:

You can apply for grants ranging from £250 to £1000. 

Key Dates:  

The grant application period starts on the 22nd July 2024. The final date for submitting proposals is the 5pm on the 19th August 2024. 

You can expect to hear if your submission has been successful by 5pm on 30 August. Grants must be spent in full on project delivery by 31 March 2025 

For help with your application, or if you have any questions please get in touch with climate@felscotland.org

 

Information about the Seed Grant application process can be found in the document linked below.