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Community Climate Change Fund

Community Climate Change Fund

The High Peak Community Climate Change Fund has been established as part of the Council's efforts to tackle climate change. The fund is intended to provide small grants to community-based organisations taking measures locally to tackle the climate emergency. 

The aim is to mobilise the resources of local communities, encourage people to work together in a voluntary capacity and empower individuals and communities to take actions which: reduce local CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions; increase the ability of nature to absorb and store greenhouse gas emission; and build resilience in nature to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Small grants, usually between £200 and £500, are available to help support the delivery of our Climate Change Strategy [2MB] . It will support practical measures such as tree planting and habitat improvement, educative actions to increase awareness and the skills needed to change and adapt lifestyles, green travel/transport schemes, energy saving in community buildings, local food projects and recycling and reuse projects.

The total fund available is £20,000. Grant applications are assessed around 4 times per year by a panel made up of public, private and third sector officers.

Who can apply?

The fund is for any community group which needs some help to set up a project to support nature or tackle climate change. The group's main purpose does not need to be related to the environment, just the specific project this would deliver.

The project is administered by High Peak Community and Voluntary Support (HPCVS). Please contact Donna Wren at or 01663 735 350 if you wish to discuss your application.

How to apply

Guidance Notes for the Community Climate and Nature Action Fund [347KB]

Application Form for the Community Climate and Nature Action Fund April 2022 [446KB]

The closing date for the current round of funding is the 30th Nov 2023.