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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.

Small grants, usually between £200 and £500, are available to help support the delivery of our Climate Change Strategy [2MB] . It 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.

The total fund available is £20,000. Grant applications are assessed around 4 times per year by a panel made up of public, private and third sector officers.

Who can apply?

The fund is for any community group which needs some help to set up a project to support nature or tackle climate change. The group's main purpose does not need to be related to the environment, just the specific project this would deliver.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes below before completing the Community Climate and Nature Action Fund application form to apply.

SMDC Community Climate and Nature Action Fund - guidance notes [195KB]

SMDC Community Climate and Nature Action Fund application form [134KB]

The closing date for the current round of funding is the 31 August 2024.


Staffordshire County Council - Climate Action Fund

Staffordshire County Council has launched the Climate Action Fund. This fund is for sustainable projects that help tackle climate change and is open to all non-for-profit organisations in Staffordshire.

You can apply for this fund as well as the Staffordshire Moorlands Community Climate Change Fund.