supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
The National Lottery Community Fund - Together for Our Planet
The National Lottery Community Fund's Together for Our Planet programme will offer grants (between £1,000 - £10,000) to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change.
Projects should reflect what matters to your community and what climate action means for you. They can be small in scale and might be new plans for your community or might be about celebrating the work you’re already doing. They could cover an area like:
waste and consumption; and/or
the natural environment.
All projects must be about developing a community-led climate action project. Your project will also need to meet at least two of these criteria:
It supports the development of longer-term climate action within communities (that is, taking place after the COP26 event in November).
It encourages communities to plan for the climate emergency - to consider what climate action could mean to them and why it matters.
It celebrates the importance of community-led climate action and encourages more people to get involved.
It builds resilience in communities that are hardest hit by climate change.
It provides jobs, skills or training opportunities for communities which support climate action.
Who can apply?
You can apply if you are a: constituted group or club; voluntary or community organisation; registered charity; charitable incorporated organisation (CIO/SCIO); community interest company (CIC); not-for-profit company; school, college, university (as long as your project benefits and involves the wider local communities); statutory body (including town, parish and community council); community benefit society.
Applications will close at 17:00 on 18 November 2021.
To help answer any questions groups may have about the Together for Our Planet funding programme, including the criteria and what we are hoping to fund, NLCF is holding two information webinars. To attend a webinar, please sign up ahead of the event.