Funding the future of community climate action
Kingston Council has launched a new grant to help fund community groups taking action in support of the borough’s climate and biodiversity goals.
Working toward a greener future which protects and enhances the environment is a key priority for the council, which is why it has launched a new grant to help enable green-minded community action across Kingston.
The council is working to become net zero in its own operations by 2030 through the delivery of its Climate Action Plan, while helping the wider borough to become net zero by 2038.
Councillor Ian Manders, Portfolio Holder for Climate Action and Sustainable Transport said:
We are working hard to meet the borough’s climate targets, but know that there’s much to be done and that we cannot do it alone.
Kingston is fortunate to have so many enterprising and passionate communities, and it is our intention that the new grant will help to bring their ideas to life and contribute to a greener future for everyone.
Grants of up to £5,000 and £10,000 per year, for a minimum of 3 years, will be available for projects in the following areas which support the aims of the council’s Climate Action Plan:
- Supporting energy efficiency and emissions reduction
- Increasing generation and access of renewable energy
- Using natural systems to enhance biodiversity and reduce the impacts of climate change
- Reducing waste and driving forward a circular economy
- Encouraging sustainable diets, preventing food waste and creating resilient food systems
- Promoting active travel and reducing emissions from transport
- Developing our local "green economy"
- Increasing Kingston's resilience to the impacts of climate change
Applications are open from 22 November 2023 to 12 January 2024 and full information can be found on the council’s website.