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World People Of Nature Day– Green Childhood

Friday 1st October
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Winter Migration Festival

Saturday 2nd October
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Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

Wednesday 13th October
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Cave Hill Fungal Foray

Saturday 16th October
Belfast Castle
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Nature Means Business Online Conference

Tuesday 19th October
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UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – Glasgow 2021

Sunday 31st October
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Together for Our Planet fund 6 September 2021

COP26: New community climate action fund – Together for Our Planet – open thanks to National Lottery players (via Community Fund)

 
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A new £2.5m National Lottery–funded programme to support communities across the UK take action on climate change has opened for applications – ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow this November.

Building on interest and excitement for COP26, the ‘Together for Our Planet’ funding programme is being launched by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It is offering grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support local community projects, covering areas such as food, transport, energy, waste and consumption and the natural environment. It aims to create a legacy of ongoing climate action in hundreds of communities, beyond COP26, supporting the UK to reduce its emissions on its part to Net Zero by 2050.

The new programme opens as The National Lottery Community Fund launches a new online ‘Climate Hub‘ – a dedicated space to find latest funding news, insights, learnings and stories on climate change and the environment.

Nick Gardner, Head of Climate Action at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “COP26 looks set to be a pivotal point in the global response to the climate emergency. Our new funding programme, Together for Our Planet, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, hopes to harness the interest and excitement around this event and support community organisations across the UK to take ongoing action on climate change.

“With this programme we are keen to reach those who are not sure how to take climate action or haven’t before, helping ensure that climate action moves further into the mainstream, and is accessible and relevant to all communities.”

Together for Our Planet is looking to fund proposals for community–led climate action projects, with applications needing to meet at least two of the following five criteria:

  1. It supports the development of longer–term climate action within communities (that is, taking place after the COP26).
  2. It encourages communities to plan for the climate emergency – to consider what climate action could mean to them and why it matters.
  3. It celebrates the importance of community–led climate action and encourages more people to get involved.
  4. It builds resilience in communities that are hardest hit by climate change.
  5. It provides jobs, skills or training opportunities for communities which support climate action.