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Community Climate Change Fund

The Staffordshire Moorlands Community Climate Change Fund has been established as part of the Council's efforts to tackle climate change. The fund is intended to provide small grants to community based organisations taking measures locally to tackle the climate emergency.

The aim is to mobilise the resources of local communities, encourage people to work together in a voluntary capacity and empower individuals and communities to take actions which: reduce local CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions; increase the ability of nature to absorb and store greenhouse gas emission; and build resilience in nature to mitigate the impact of climate change.

The grants will support practical measures such as tree planting and habitat improvement, educative actions to increase awareness and the skills needed to change and adapt lifestyles, green travel/transport schemes, energy saving in community buildings, local food projects and recycling and reuse projects.

Who can apply?

The fund priorities for 2021/22 will be to support the establishment of Eco-Schools and projects being undertaken by children and young people as part of an Eco-School initiative. Participating schools should be familiar with the Eco-Schools programme and its principles in relation to the empowerment of children and young people to improve our environment. https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/

How to apply

Please complete our  Community Climate Change Fund Application Form [112KB]  and return it to us by emailing climatechangesmdc@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Alternatively you can post it to: David Smith, Head of Communities and Climate Change, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6HQ.

Applications can be submitted up to 31 January 2022 but please be aware that if demand is high the budget might be expended before that date.