The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has announced that its newest fund will build a network of people and communities, well-placed to drive change within, between and beyond their community. The new fund is being launched as the level of concern over climate change continues to rise.

The funded activities are expected to differ depending on their location, but they will have one thing in common: the ability to deliver high impact community-led climate action. This includes in areas such as sustainable energy, sustainable transport, consumption, food and protecting and regenerating spaces and habitats.

At the 17 July launch, Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund, said:
“Everyone can play their part in addressing climate change. The impact will be all the greater if we come together within and across communities. This is why, thanks to National Lottery players, we are launching the Climate Action Fund to create grassroots momentum built on learning and sharing within, between and beyond communities – in order to achieve meaningful and sustained climate action.”

The Climate Action Fund is expected to open for applications in Autumn 2019 with the first awards being announced ‘well within the first half of 2020’. The funding criteria of the programme will be announced later this year.

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