Scottish Government Accepting Applications for Climate Engagement Projects
Groups and organisations across Scotland can apply for funding to deliver projects and activities that increase engagement with and understanding of the climate emergency across local communities.
The Scottish Government is offering grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 for charities, community groups, local government and community planning partnerships, and other ‘trusted messenger’ organisations, to deliver projects and activities that help to build an understanding of the climate emergency across communities in Scotland, in line with the strategic objectives of the Scottish Government’s Net Zero Nation: Public Engagement Strategy for Climate Change (PES).
Through the Climate Engagement Fund, a total of £550,000 is available for groups to achieve the following:
- Increase the number of individuals and communities who are climate literate.
- Increase the number of individuals and communities who understand the need to act and are empowered to do so.
- Widen participation by engaging new communities and individuals.
Proposed projects will be assessed against the fund’s two central themes:
- Reaching new audiences – projects must reach audiences not previously engaged in climate change.
- Tailored to audiences: projects must show how they are using innovative modes, or a variety of modes, to engage people on climate change.
Engagement activities that can be considered for funding include public events or lectures, climate festivals, learning and development activities, skills workshops, exhibitions and art installations, or youth development programmes.
The fund will support both local and national climate change engagement projects, as well as provide support for both new and continuing activities.
The deadline for application is 1 September 2023 (noon).
(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)