Charities offered share of £3m fund to tackle climate change

Charities are being invited to apply for up to £100,000 in grants from a £3m fund aimed at tackling climate change.

The Carbon Innovation Fund will support projects run by charities, social enterprises, community organisations and local, regional and national governments that aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the food and farming sector.

The Co-op Foundation said it was the largest partnership of its kind with its retail business, the Co-op, that followed the brand’s commitment to become a net zero business by 2040.

The fund said it was looking for ideas that would bring something new to the organisation’s sector or region that contributed to real system change.  

It will support projects in areas such as regenerative agriculture/agro-ecology, community supported agriculture initiatives  and behaviour change in consumers and producers.

Nick Crofts, chief executive of the Co-op Foundation, said: “We want to harness the passion that people across the world showed during COP26 to make a real difference to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. 

“I’d encourage all eligible organisations to learn more about how our fund could help them.

“Climate change affects us all, but cooperation and knowledge sharing can help us safeguard the planet for future generations.” 

Applications close at midday on 10 December.

Interested organisations can find more information and apply here.


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