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The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) announced that from 27 March 2024 it will be delivering new funding as part of its wider Climate Action programme.

The new funding will provide up to 25 grants of between £500,000 and £1.5 million (over three to five years) for projects that involve more people in climate action in the UK and inspire 'bold and exciting change'. Some exceptional projects of up to £3 million, for up to seven years, may be funded.

The funding is for partnership projects that reach more people by either: 

  • Linking climate action to the everyday lives and interests of local communities and inspiring them to take action.
  • Influencing work with communities at a regional or national level, for example by linking up groups across locations, or a campaign that inspires change across one country, or the whole UK. 

 Applications will be accepted from partnerships with:

  • A mix of organisations and sectors.
  • Smaller groups that represent the people they are working with.

It is not necessary to be a climate or environment-focused organisation to apply.

NLCF will be holding three information sessions:

  • 27 March 2024 (13:00 to 14:00) (including British Sign Language).
  • 16 May 2024 (11:00 to 12 noon) (Welsh and English). 
  • 21 May 2024 (14:00 to 15:00).

Advanced registration is required and can be done on the NLCF website.

A session recording will be uploaded to the Climate Action Fund webpage after the sessions.

The fund is expected to open for applications on 27 March 2024.

Find out more here: Awards from the UK Portfolio | The National Lottery Community Fund (