A NEW £750,000 Dundee climate fund to help grow community projects has been launched in the city as part of Scotland’s Climate Week.
The participatory budgeting exercise will see spending decisions on local initiatives to raise awareness of climate change and reduce carbon emissions made by public vote.
The new fund will run for four years and is designed to raise awareness of climate change while supporting communities to identify and vote on local projects aimed at delivering on the following themes:
- energy – reducing consumption, promoting energy efficiency, use of renewables;
- transport – encouraging active travel, decarbonising transport;
- waste – reducing waste, recycling, reusing resources;
- resilience – improving greenspaces, biodiversity, local food growing;
- raising awareness (building capacity) – increasing awareness, engaging communities and young people in climate change.
Applications will be considered for both small projects (a minimum of £6000 to a maximum of £25,000) and large projects (up to a maximum of £100,0000) from not-for-profit, constituted groups. There are a number of conditions and criteria for eligibility which include:
- Only Dundee-based not-for-profit, constituted groups can apply and normally these will be structured as a constituted community group or club, Social Enterprise, Community Interest Company (CIC) or Registered Charity (SCIO);
- all applications are required to supply three quotes for costs exceeding £5000 alongside their applications; and
- successful applicants will be required submit monitoring reports every six months.
Advice and support is available to help groups put in project bids by contacting ClimateChoices@dundeecity.gov.uk
Applications must be submitted to https://dundeesvoice.communitychoices.scot/by November 20, after which each will undergo an internal review process to ensure it meets the feasibility and eligibility criteria. Projects meeting these criteria will then be shared online for the public to vote on early in the New Year.
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