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Grants for climate action

Find out about grants available through Zero Carbon Cumbria and other programmes to help you drive carbon reduction in your community or organisation.

Zero Carbon Cumbria Community Climate Grant

Have you got a bright idea for an activity or project to raise awareness about climate change and reduce carbon emissions in your community? A Zero Carbon Cumbria Community Climate Grant could help you bring it to life.

There are grants ranging from £200 to £2,000. You can apply at any time and your application will be processed as soon as possible, with a decision within weeks. 

Typical projects might be around raising awareness on climate, food, waste, consumption or transport, for example. Please do get in touch if you need support on putting a proposal together.

The grants are coordinated by Cumbria Sustainability Network, supported by Cumbria Action for Sustainability. They’re thanks to funding from the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund.

There’s lots of advice and support available to help you to apply, and the application process has been kept as simple as possible. Even if you’ve just got an idea at this stage, you’re warmly invited to get in touch with CAfS to talk it through.

Other funding available

“We were overjoyed to be successful in our bid for funds to make sure that we can continue to save as much edible produce as possible from disappearing into landfill. It was an amazing moment when we realised that so many people had voted for our project! I’m so pleased that we can continue to build and grow our project to benefit people in Ulverston as well as the planet.” 

Linden Grieve, Ulverston Food Waste Project

Think the ZCC Climate Grant could help you?

Successful Applicants include:

The website is brought to you by the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership , which is steering carbon reduction at a strategic level in the county. The site is managed on the partnership’s behalf by Cumbria Action for Sustainability, which co-chairs the partnership alongside Cumbria County Council. It’s funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund, as part of a £2.5 million grant for the Zero Carbon Cumbria programme of projects.

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