Climate Change open grants

Open Grant Round

We are currently accepting applications for climate change action projects.

Sirius Minerals Foundation was established to provide a lasting legacy for the community, and this grant round is designed to address our objective to advance environmental protection and improvement including the enhancing of the local landscape.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist

This grant round is specifically designed to enable local communities, schools and voluntary organisations in our area of benefit to undertake action on climate change. We are particularly interested in grassroots projects that galvanise community action and projects that increase the number of people taking action on climate change. This could be something that has been proven to work elsewhere, or it could be an innovative idea that you would like to test in your community. It could be a research or feasibility study to understand how your community buildings or activities could be more environmentally friendly. All we ask is that you tell us why you believe that your project will make a positive contribution to the achievement of our objectives, and what demonstrable outputs you expect.

We can fund projects for climate change awareness raising and education, mitigation of the effects of climate change, adaptation to the consequences of climate change, and feasibility studies. This grant round gives people who have an idea the resources to put it into action. We know not everything will work, but we are keen to support you to give something a go because we all need to take action on climate change. We can all play a part in looking after the world we love.


How to apply

  • This grant round will see the Foundation spend up to £80,000 across Scarborough Borough, the North York Moors National Park and Redcar and Cleveland. Organisations can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000. The grants can be used to buy something or to do something locally that will ultimately have positive climate benefits.
  • This grant round will close at 12pm on Monday 6th December 2021. Groups will be notified of the outcome by the end of February 2022. Funds must be spent by end of March 2023.
  • Please read the detailed eligibility criteria and application guidance if you are inspired to take local climate action at this time, available here.
  • Application forms for this round can be found here.
  • If you would like to have a look at the monitoring form that you will be asked to complete at the end of your project please click here. This is for information only at the application stage and should not be sent back with your application form.

Groups are encouraged to contact the Foundation to have an informal chat to discuss their application if they are not sure it fits the criteria for this funding round.

Call Leah Swain on 07724 832982 or email grants@siriusmineralsfoundation.co.uk.

If you need support to develop your project idea or write an application then please get in touch with your local support organisations below.

For organisations in Scarborough Borough and the North York Moors National Park:

Community First Yorkshire

01904 704177 or communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

For organisations in Redcar and Cleveland:

RCVDA

01642 440571 or enquiries@rcvda.org.uk


The Sirius Minerals Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Charity number: 1163127