Thu, 14 Sept|
Meet the Funder: Community Grants for Climate Projects (in Leeds Neighbourhoods)
The session will give you an opportunity to find out about Community Grants for Climate Projects, as well as make links, partnerships and gain inspiration to develop climate action projects in Leeds neighbourhoods.
Time & Location
14 Sept 2023, 13:00 – 15:00
Leeds, 7th floor, City Exchange, 11 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5ES, UK
About the Event
Meet Tom Cowen and Gabrielle Hardwick from Leeds City Council to find out about the Community Grants for Climate Projects schemes in Leeds. You will be able to find out about the kinds of projects that can be funded, eligibility criteria and how to apply. Community Climate Grants (leeds.gov.uk)
Also find out about support for your projects from Climate Action Leeds (CAL), a 5 year National Lottery funded project providing a platform for people, organisations and communities to come together to take action on climate change, in Leeds and beyond. The session will include speakers from CAL’s transition partners (each tackle climate justice with a specific focus) including: Sonya Woodcock (Food) – Sonya will talk specifically about community composting, Pete Tatham (Nature) and Lucy Meredith (Energy & Housing). Climate Action Leeds
Community Grants for Climate Projects is a small grants fund from West Yorkshire Combined Authority. It will fund community proposals for a greener, cleaner, and climate-ready neighbourhoods. £544,000 is available to community organisations in Leeds, with grants between £5,000 and £50,000 available per project. Projects should fall within one of the following categories:
- supporting local clean and flexible energy solutions (e.g. solar panels on community buildings; replacing gas boilers with heat pumps)
- helping to make buildings more energy efficient, healthier and more affordable to use (e.g. insulation; energy efficient doors and windows; treating community buildings or targeted domestic properties)
- helping more people to walk, cycling or use public transport (e.g. community cycling infrastructure; E-bikes for community use; promotion of walking/cycling routes)
- protecting nature and biodiversity (e.g. tree planting schemes; greenspace creation or improvement; biodiversity enhancement)
Projects should also benefit disadvantaged communities or reduce inequality.
Projects must be completed by 31 December 2024. Application deadline: 20th October, with further deadlines in Winter 2023 and Spring 2024.
Cost: free to community organisations based/working in Leeds.