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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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The National Lottery Community Fund - Climate Action Fund


The Climate Action Fund will support communities in the UK to take local action on climate change.

The programme will fund formal partnership projects that reach more people by either:

  • linking climate action to the everyday lives and interests of local communities. And inspiring them to take action.
  • influencing communities at a regional or national level. Like linking up groups across locations. Or a campaign that inspires change across one country, or the whole UK.

They are particularly interested in projects that involve people, places and communities experiencing poverty, discrimination and disadvantage.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

You do not have to be a climate or environment focused organisation to apply but they will only fund organisations working in formal partnership. Your partnership should:

  • involve the communities you're working with
  • work across different sectors
  • involve experts that can help with evaluation, learning and communications
  • include at least one organisation with experience of climate or environment work

When to apply

You’ll be able to apply until at least the end of 2024. They plan to close to applications in early 2025.

It normally takes at least six months from when you send your first stage application to find out if you are getting funding.

How to apply

Apply online via the National Lottery Community Fund website. You can contact the Lottery to discuss your idea before applying.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Environment Energy

Beneficiaries funded: General public Rural communities Local communities Urban communities

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All funds from this funder

The National Lottery Community Fund (UK)