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National Lottery community climate action fund - Together for Our Planet - launches ahead of COP26

Applications are now open for a new small grants programme from The National Lottery Community Fund called Together for Our Planet.

The new £2.5million National Lottery-funded programme - Together for Our Planet - is being launched ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change.

The National Lottery (TNL) are offering grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support local community projects. It aims to create a legacy of ongoing climate action in hundreds of communities, beyond COP26, supporting the UK to reduce its emissions on its part to Net Zero by 2050.

The fund is open for all, but groups that haven’t received funding from TNL previously will be a priority. There is also a focus on groups and communities who are just starting to take climate action and/or those more likely to be directly impacted by climate change.

Nick Gardner, Head of Climate Action at The National Lottery Community Fund, said:

“With this programme we are keen to reach those who are not sure how to take climate action or haven’t before, helping ensure that climate action moves further into the mainstream, and is accessible and relevant to all communities.”

The programme is open for applications from 1 September, until 5pm on Thursday 18 November, and expects to make approximately 400 to 500 awards.

Read the full press release and share with your networks (you can tag @TNLComFund on twitter). It would be fantastic if lots of community groups in Leeds made the most of this great opportunity.

TNL is hosting webinars in September to explain more about the programme and talk through eligibility - anyone interested in attending can sign up here: 21 September TNL Together for Our Planet fund webinar.

Alongside the new funding programme, TNL have launched a new online ‘Climate Hub’ – a dedicated space to find latest funding news, insights, learnings and stories on climate change and the environment. The Hub will be added to regularly, let us know if there's anything that might be of interest to you or your networks and audiences that Climate Action Leeds can look to add.


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