Grants from £50,000 to £5m are now available to kick-start the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is open to environmental charities and partnerships that include at least one environmental charity, with projects in England that are ready to start.
All projects must contribute to at least one of the following themes:
- nature conservation and restoration
- nature based solutions, particularly focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation such as through tree planting and restoring peatland
- connecting people with nature
Projects will be favoured that create or retain jobs, providing opportunities and benefits for all ages, including young people. Projects from both rural, urban and inshore marine areas are welcomed.
How to apply
Applications for grants up to £250,000 must be submitted by midday on 2 October. For applications over £250,000, there is a two-step process, with initial expressions of interest required by midday on 24 September.
Heritage Lottery Fund are holding a webinar for applicants on Wednesday 16 September. The one-hour webinar, which will run from 12.30pm-1.30pm, will include a brief overview of the fund, followed by a Q&A session.
For more information and to apply click here