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Free Tree Scheme - Application Deadline - 27 September 2021

Devon County Council is offering 70 packs of free trees to landowners across Devon, to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Trees planted in the forthcoming planting season (November 2021 to end of March 2022) will contribute to the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. Devon County Council is able to offer free tree packs thanks to a generous grant from the Woodland Trust through its Emergency Tree Fund.

Each free tree pack will contain 45 trees comprising three types of native broadleaved tree commonly found throughout Devon.

To find out if your eligible and to apply, click here.

Farming in Protected Landscapes - Apply between 1 July 2021 and 31 January 2022

Funding for farmers and land managers with projects that support nature recovery, tackle climate change, provide opportunities for people to discover nature and support sustainable farm businesses

Community-led Climate Action - Small Grants programme for up to £10,000 - Application Deadline 18 November 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has opened a new funding programme called Together for Our Planet. Later this year, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Building on interest and excitement for this international conference, this funding programme will help nurture and develop local ideas through this funding and support a legacy of ongoing climate action projects in hundreds of communities across the UK.

Together for Our Planet will offer eligible groups funding awards of between £1,000 and £10,000 for activities and equipment that meet at least two of the following criteria:

1. It supports the development of longer-term climate action within communities (that is, taking place after the COP26 event in November).

2. It encourages communities to plan for the climate emergency - to consider what climate action could mean to them and why it matters.

3. It celebrates the importance of community-led climate action and encourages more people to get involved.

4. It builds resilience in communities that are hardest hit by climate change.

5. It provides jobs, skills or training opportunities for communities which support climate action.

Together for Our Planet - Opens 1 September 2021 and will close to applications at 5pm on Thursday 18 November.

The National Lottery are offering from £1,000 to £10,000 of funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change.

Projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cover an area like:

  • food
  • transport
  • energy
  • waste and consumption
  • the natural environment.

You do not need to be an expert in any of these areas to apply. We’re particularly interested to hear from people starting to think about taking action on climate change in their communities.

Together for Our Planet information sessions

To help answer any questions groups may have about the Together for Our Planet funding programme, including the criteria and what we are hoping to fund, we will be holding two information webinars. To attend a webinar, please sign up ahead of the event.

  1. Tuesday 7 September, 11am
  2. Tuesday 21 September, 11am

You can apply online from 1 September, and you can find out more about this programme now by clicking here.

eCargo Bike Grant - Application deadline 14 December 2021

£400,000 has been made available by the Department for Transport in 2021/22 for the purchase of ecargo bikes, to support businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution.

Funding covers up to 40% of the total cost of an ecargo bike, up to a maximum of £2,500 for two-wheel models and £4,500 for three-wheel models.

You can apply for up to five ecargo bikes per organisation.

Limited companies, sole traders, partnerships, charities and not-for-profit organisations are all eligible to apply. Public, community or third sector organisations are also eligible provided they are legally constituted and have the appropriate formal structure.

To apply and find out more information can be found here.

South Hams Climate Action and Biodiversity Fund - Open until allocated funds are spent

South Hams District Council has partnered with Crowdfunder to encourage and support projects and ideas that will help the District become carbon neutral, improve its biodiversity and create climate resilient communities.

If your organisation fits with the criteria of this fund you could get an extra cash injection of up to £10,000 alongside what you raise from the crowd. Full information, including eligibility and guidance can be found by clicking here.

South Hams District Council Small Direct Cash Grants - Open until allocated funds are spent.

Applications for small direct cash grants of up to £500 are now being accepted, your project will need to support our Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategy and lead to demonstrable reductions in carbon emissions or improvements in biodiversity. For more information and to apply click here:

South Hams District Council Climate Change and Biodiversity Locality Fund - Open until 31 March 2022.

This fund provides each District Councillor with a budget to enable them to support a wide range of projects to help us tackle our Climate and Ecological Emergency Declarations. The project should meet one of the objectives in the South Hams Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategy.

For more information and to apply click here:

Tools to Help

Place-based Carbon Calculator.

The place-based carbon calculator is a free tool recently made available which estimates the per-person carbon footprint for every Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in England. LSOAs are small statistical areas with a population of about 1,500 - 3,000. It draws on a wide range of data and research to give a representative view of how carbon footprints vary across the country.

This tool is intended to help communities and policy makers understand where their carbon footprints come from and what we need to do to reduce them.

The tool visually represent data on a map, you can filter out individual metrics such as travel to work, energy use, consumption, it’s even got 15-minute neighbourhoods looking at travel time using a LSOA based centroid and public transport stops and grades them based on frequency!

This tool was produced with funding from UK Research and Innovation through the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions. The site is operated by the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) project on behalf of the University of Leeds and the University of Oxford.

You can access the tool by clicking here.

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