The new fund will build a network of people and communities to drive change within, between and beyond their community.
Activities will differ from place to place with one thing in common: the ability to deliver high impact community-led climate action.
This includes in areas such as:
o Sustainable energy.
o Sustainable transport.
o Food, and
o Protecting and regenerating spaces and habitats.
Applications to the Climate Action Fund will open in the autumn with all information on the funding criteria of the programme to be announced later this year.
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.”
Further information can be found on the National Lottery Community Fund website.