Revenue funding: making London a greener city for all
Encouraging local projects to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change
The effects of the climate emergency are already being felt in London.
The capital needs to reduce its own carbon emissions, while also building its resilience to severe weather events such as extreme rainfall, heat and drought.
This work must be done in a way that does not exacerbate existing inequalities.
We want to fund local projects that take an equitable approach to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. We encourage applications both from organisations that already actively focus on climate and nature and those that have not previously seen environmental action as a priority.
- Area: Greater London
- Open to: New applicants and previous and all current grant holders
- Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
- Funding length: Up to 5 years
- Funding size: There is no minimum or maximum limit to how much we will give, however we never give revenue funding exceeding 50% of the applicants turnover/income in any one year
What we fund
Examples of projects we can fund include work that:
sets out to reduce London’s emissions
protects, manages, expands or enriches London’s green spaces
tackles poor air quality
prevents and prepares for impacts of climate change such as flood and/or drought or heatwaves
increase access to growing spaces
Applications can be at neighbourhood, borough, sub-regional, or pan-London level, and must have clear community benefit and show evidence of community engagement.
We particularly welcome proposals that:
address the disproportionate impacts climate change has on London’s lower income and minoritized communities
bring different sectors together to find solutions to the climate crisis
We welcome applications from:
community organisations in collaboration with environmental specialists
Strong applications will show environmental consideration throughout, for example, a food-growing project should use peat-free compost and avoid herbicides.
As part of our commitment to tackling the root causes of climate change, we do not just fund services, but other activities including influencing, raising voices and ensuring representation where this has a London focus. You might also be interested in our Voice and Leadership programme.
Infrastructure organisations can apply under this programme, but if you want to support your network or members to improve their approach to climate change, please apply through our Infrastructure funding: capacity building and representation programme..
How to apply
Before beginning your application, please ensure you have thoroughly read steps one and two to check that our funding is a good fit for you. Please note, we only fund organisations that meet our eligibility criteria.
If you are a previous grant holder, or an unsuccessful applicant, please read our reapplication criteria before submitting a new application.