The National Lottery Community Fund has announced more than £14mn in grants to support communities across the UK in tackling climate change.
The grants are the first to be awarded under the National Lottery-funded 10-year, £100mn Climate Action Fund, which is aiming to cut the carbon footprint of communities and support community-led movements that can demonstrate what is possible when people take the lead in tackling climate change. Successful projects include Duchy College, part of The Cornwall College Group, which has been awarded £1.3mn for The Farm Net Zero Project, setting out to help the farming community move to net zero carbon emissions.
The Community Fund will also support the projects to work together, share learning and driver broader, transformative change.
John Rose, Director and Environment Lead at the Community Fund, said: “In the last few months we have been reminded that communities truly understand their places and spaces, and so often play a vital role in responding in a crisis, and we’re confident with people in the lead communities can tackle climate action and responding to the climate emergency.”