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Climate Action Fund 2024/2025 – now open

Deadline for applications is midday on Friday 28 June 2024.

The funding is aimed at projects that help to tackle climate change and increase people’s awareness and knowledge of the climate emergency.  The work could focus on areas such as the natural environment, energy, waste and consumption, or transport and travel.

Organisations that receive funding will also have the opportunity to network with other grant recipients to share experiences and potentially collaborate on future projects.

We’ve put together a list of useful resources and ideas to help you get started.

How much is available and what can it be used for?

Our Climate Action Fund has grants from £250 to £10,000 on offer per project to help tackle climate change, with a total of £100,000 available this year.

For the basic rules of the scheme and some project ideas please read our new funding guidelines which you can access and download via the button below.

Please do look at the list of awards we have offered so far through the Fund:

Who can apply?

We would like to hear from non-profit community organisations whose primary purpose is to benefit the residents of Vale of White Horse. Town and parish councils may apply themselves, or can collaborate with local unconstituted groups to apply on their behalf.

You don’t have to be a climate expert or established group to apply. We’re just as keen to hear from communities who are starting their journey to take action to address the climate emergency.

Helpful Tips

We held a webinar on 7 June 2023 which gave an overview and top tips on how to apply plus presentations from previous awardees – Hinksey Trail and Sustainable Botley about their applications.

Vale of White Horse Climate Action Plan 2022-2024

Tackling the climate emergency is one of our biggest priorities.  The Climate Action Fund is part of our Climate Action Plan 2022-24 which outlines the steps the Vale will take to become a carbon neutral council by 2030, alongside how we will support local efforts to reduce carbon emissions across the district.

For more information, see our climate action pages.   

Equalities

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and welcomes applications from organisations representing minority or vulnerable groups. We encourage all applicants to make their projects as inclusive and accessible to all as possible.

Get in touch

After reviewing our funding guidance, if you have any questions about the scheme and whether your project is eligible you are welcome to email us at grants@southandvale.gov.uk or get in touch with the Climate Action team at climateaction@southandvale.gov.uk.

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Vale of White Horse District Council
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