Somerset County Council Climate Emergency Community Fund 2020 – 2021
Phase 2 of applications closed at 11:59pm on 12 January 2021 no further applications are being accepted
All applicants to the Climate Emergency Community Fund have been notified of the outcome of their application, and a press release of successful projects is due to follow on 16th March 2021. Following the receipt of 136 applications, a very robust process has been undertaken to assess and turn over £3m of bids down to £1m
From 1 October, city, town and parish councils and community organisations in unparished areas across Somerset are invited to bid for between £5,000 and £75,000 for innovative projects that can make a real difference in reducing carbon emissions and can contribute to making Somerset resilient to the effects of Climate Change.
The scheme will be open from 1 October and applications for funding of projects are invited from city, town and parish councils and community organisations in unparished areas of Somerset of between £5,000 and £75,000. Qualifying projects will include those to reduce carbon emissions, reduce consumption and to implement activities around climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Full details of the Somerset Climate Emergency Community Fund scheme are in the Guidance for Applicants document.
The following documents and information are now available
- The Climate Emergency Guidance for Applicants– you can check your organisation’s eligibility, the types of schemes that can be funded and how and when you can apply.
- The ’One Planet Living Principles’ are referenced in the guidance notes, you can download a full copy here.
- Your questions answered – some common questions that you might want to know about how the community fund works. These questions and answers are regularly reviewed and updated so please check back for any further updates.
- Sample application form– a sample application, the actual form may appear differently based on the answers you provide.
From 1 October, city town and parish councils will be able to apply here for the Climate Emergency Community Fund when the application form goes live.