Published: 17th Aug 2020

The National Lottery Fund has announced today (August 17) that more than £14m worth of grants will be allocated to local community groups to help tackle climate change in the UK.  These grants are the first of the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund, a ten-year £100m fund which will be used to reduce the carbon footprint of communities and support community-led environmental movements. The aim of the fund is to support local projects, share learning and help communities be the catalysts for broader transformative change. Middlesbrough Environment City Trust has been awarded almost £1.6m to improve the sustainability of food, transport, domestic energy use and waste. The funding will focus on projects that empower young people to address climate change through educational workshops and individual action in their own communities. The Women’s Environmental Network Trust has also been awarded £2.1m to run a range of community food projects to deliver … (To read the full article, subscribe below)