The Ashden Awards promote exceptional climate solutions and the environmental, social and economic benefits they can provide. For more than 20 years these awards have backed ideas delivering lower emissions, with grants and development support on offer to winners and finalists.
With an ever increasing need to align all our work against sustainable development goals, we are delighted to be able to host for the whole Charity and Social Enterprise Sector a “The Climate Solution Accelerator Course”, which is a 2 hour course produced and delivered by EWR. All attendees will receive a completion certificate.
In November last year GMCVO held a week of action to showcase the ways in which VCSE organisations are creating a greener Greater Manchester with a fairer economy and helping the region move towards its 2038 net zero target.
A number of diverse organisations held events across Greater Manchester to share how they are helping to make a more environmentally sustainable city region. Find out more about in this review of the week.
The Big Give Green Match Fund is designed specifically for charities working on environmental issues. This is an opportunity to make an extraordinary difference to some of the biggest challenges facing our planet today. The campaign will run around World Earth Day, from 20-27 April. Last year the fund raised over £2.7m for 146 charities and the aim is for even higher to be raised this year.
Charity eligibility criteria:
Greater Manchester Environment Fund (GMEF) have been managing the Green Spaces Fund since its launch in June 2022. Round 1 applications proved that the Green Spaces Fund is in demand, and GMEF selected 21 excellent projects out of 71 applications received. GMEF’s work promoting Round 2 is already indicating that they are likely to receive 200 applications and they have doubled the funding available.
Applications for the Weston Charity Awards 2023 are open to environmental charities for the first time thanks to a collaboration between The Garfield Weston Foundation and charity partner, Pilotlight.
Delivered by the National Garden Scheme, the Community Gardens Award provides grants of £500 to £5,000 for the creation of a garden or a similar project (such as an allotment) with horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community.
The funding is available to projects in England, Northern Ireland and Wales run by amateur gardeners within community groups or Community Interest Companies (CICs).
The Greater Manchester Green Spaces Fund gives grants to communities to improve accessible local green spaces or create new ones where they are needed most.
Following its successful first applications round earlier this year, round two of the £2.6m Greater Manchester Green Spaces Fund is now open to applications, seeking community projects that will make a real difference to their local area.
Funding is available for capital projects that improve community facilities, enhance the local environment, and protect threatened habitats and biodiversity in communities near qualifying Veolia sites.