Cork City Council just announced €840k to fund local climate action projects
The goal is for Cork to be climate neutral by 2030.
Now Cork City Council is making €840,000 available to community organisations across the city to support them to take collective action on climate change.
The Community Climate Action Fund, funded by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) and launched today, is inviting groups to design projects around one, or ideally more than one of the following themes: home and energy, travel, food and waste, shopping and recycling, local environmental management and biodiversity.
Less than a year ago, Cork was selected, along with Dublin, as one of 100 European cities that will lead the way on climate action and smart cities across Europe. Working with partners in the public and private sector and with local residents, Cork City Council will drive the transition to becoming a climate-neutral and smart city by 2030 as part of the EU Cities Mission.
“Climate change poses significant risks to Cork City,” said Lord Mayor of Cork City, Councillor Deirdre Forde.
“Community organisations of all kinds are amongst Cork City Council’s most important partners in delivering a just, fair transition to a low carbon future. This new fund will help our community partners put solutions into practice and help us achieve our climate action goals”.
Grants are available to non-profit community-based organisations that can contribute to climate action. Small grants of up to €20,000 are being made available, medium grants between €20,000 and €50,000, or larger grants between €50,000 and 100,000.
To find out more, head along to the in-person event at the UCC Centre for Executive Education at Lapps Quay, Cork on Wednesday, April 19th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Book your place via our Eventbrite invite system here.