Community Climate Grants open for applications
Climate Action Fife and Fife Climate Hub are inviting community groups to apply for Community Climate Grants to help tackle the climate emergency.
Two distinct grants are available. The Small Grants Fund offers groups up to £500 to run climate-related events in their community. The Seed and Development Fund offers up to £1,000 for climate-related activities and projects.
Groups can apply for both grants. The deadline for applications is Sunday 22nd October. Up to 35 community groups will benefit from funding this year.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this seed and development funding for groups to seed new plans and grow ones which are already in place and build their capacity to tackle the climate crisis. We hope to ultimately create a strong joined up network of community groups across Fife. The Fife Climate Hub is a project of the Fife Communities Climate Action Network (FCCAN) and we are working on making a more powerful response to the climate emergency through this network,” said Craig Leitch, Fife Climate Hub Manager.
“Our grants help empower groups to tackle the climate emergency in their neighbourhoods. From planting trees and hedges to hosting climate cafes, it’s fantastic to see the range of creative ideas that groups come up with to get local people involved. It’s a real privilege to be able to help bring groups to bring their ideas to life.
“I’m looking forward to seeing lots of inspiring applications from all over the region and hearing about the positive difference the projects make as part of Fife’s response to the climate emergency,” says Michelle Selbie, Development Worker at Greener Kirkcaldy, the lead partner of Climate Action Fife.
The deadline to apply for funding is Sunday 22nd October. Projects should be delivered between 4th December 2023 and 3rd March 2024.
You can find full information and applications forms on the Climate Action Fife website.