Small Grants Fund launched to help Fifers talk about climate change

Community groups in Fife wanting to offer community activities on climate change are being invited to apply for funding.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 5:45 pm

Climate Action Fife is a Fife-wide partnership project, bringing together individuals, communities, local government and businesses to tackle the climate emergency and make Fife a greener and fairer place to live.

It is a partnership between Greener Kirkcaldy, Fife Council, Fife College and Fife Communities Climate Action Network and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund’s new Climate Action Fund.

The Climate Action Fife Small Grants Fund is open to any Fife community organisation who would like to trial activities to engage their community in the climate emergency. Local community organisations can apply for a grant of up to £500.

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The Climate Action Fife Small Grants Fund is open to any Fife community organisation who would like to trial activities to engage their community in the climate emergency. Local community organisations can apply for a grant of up to £500.

Lauren Brook, project manager, said the process is simple and quick: “We’re looking for projects that trial an activity (or activities) aimed at engaging local communities in the climate emergency.

“Activities must be aimed at audiences not already engaged in the climate agenda and should increase knowledge and awareness around the climate emergency and/or increase skills and confidence to take climate action.”

“For example, you might want to run climate-themed film showings, ‘climate conversation’ discussion groups, or led walks with a climate-change theme.”

“You can apply for a grant of up to £500 to cover things like staff costs, volunteer expenses, event materials, room hire and marketing.”

Projects can start from June 1, 2021 and must be completed by August 31. The fund is open to local community groups or organisations based in, and working in, Fife.

Deadline for applications is 5.00pm, April 30, 2021. Find out more at: https://www.climateactionfife.org.uk/

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