Grants of £50,000-£5 million for environmental charities to kick-start projects to halt the loss of wildlife and tackle climate change in the aftermath of COVID-19.
The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund is part of the Government’s wider green economic recovery, jobs and skills package. Heritage Lottery Fund are distributing this government funding in partnership with Defra. Environmental charities in England can apply now for grants of between £50,000 and £5 million for projects taking place in England that contribute to at least one of the following themes:
- Nature conservation and restoration, including ecosystem restoration and species recovery.
- Nature-based solutions, particularly for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Connecting people with nature.
Projects will be favoured that create or retain jobs, creating opportunities and benefits for all ages, including young people. The fund will create a broad range of jobs such as ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in environment organisations, and support their suppliers in areas such as agricultural engineering, horticulture, and equipment and seed supply.
The funding can be used for both capital and core costs during the period 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2022.The deadline for expressions of interest for grants of between £250,000 and £5 million is noon on 24 September 2020. The deadline for applications for grants of up to £250,000 is 2 October 2020 (noon).
Further details from: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/green-recovery-challenge-fund