Grants of up to £40,000 to support youth action on climate change in NI

Ulster Wildlife is delighted to be working with the Energy Saving Trust Foundation on their new round of funding for organisations working with children and young people in Northern Ireland

The funding will support organisations working with children and young people to deliver Sustainable Youth, (Environment and Sustainability Curriculum model developed by Ulster Wildlife on behalf of the Education Authority Youth Service).  Sustainable Youth provides a framework for youth led social action projects that address environmental issues.  It is therefore ideal for supporting children and young people to take action on climate change.

Interested organisations should visit the Energy Saving Trust Foundation’s website to read more about the funding criteria and to submit an Expression of Interest.

  • Applications for Expressions of Interest are open until 12th April.
  • Shortlisted organisations will then be invited to submit a full application by 10th May.
  • Decisions will be made on 27th June.

To be eligible to apply you must be an organisation working with children and young people in Northern Ireland and have a turnover of under £1m in your last financial year.

Successful organisations must also commit to a one-day training in the Sustainable Youth model provided by Ulster Wildlife.

Funding is for two years and organisations can apply for up to a maximum of £20k a year (£40k in total). Applications at all funding levels are encouraged.

We would be very grateful if you were able to help spread this exciting news to people and organisations that might be interested in applying.

If you have any questions about these grants, please contact Lindsay Marsden (Head of EST Foundation) at

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