Launch of Community Climate Action Programme: Climate Education, Capacity Building and Learning by Doing (Strand 2)

The  Community Climate Action Programme: Climate Education, Capacity Building and Learning by Doing (Strand 2) is now open. The deadline for submissions is January 14th at 3pm.

The purpose of this funding is to facilitate eligible organisations to collaboratively develop supports, tools, know-how and approaches to assist local communities take climate action. The strand focus is on climate education, capacity building and learning by doing which involves moving beyond ‘raising awareness’ to build the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to respond to challenges of climate change at a community level. It is necessary for successful proposals to demonstrate inclusivity in design and practice, so that no one is left behind.

In particular, the strand seeks to support projects that have a relevant partnership approach and that include a demonstration component or pilot phase to validate the supports developed.

The Department of Environment, Climate & Communications (DECC) aims to fund a diverse range of projects under five themes:

  • Home/Energy;
  • Travel;
  • Food and Waste;
  • Shopping and Recycling;
  • Local Climate and Environmental Action. 

Grant amount that eligible organisations can apply for:

  • €50,000 to €100,000 (up to 18 month proposal)
  • €101,000 to €500,000 (up to 36 month proposal)

The programme welcomes applications from organisations who operate at a National or Regional level including not for profit organisations, non-government organisations, universities, third level institutions, community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises and libraries.  Partnerships/Consortiums are encouraged to apply. 


Further details are available at:

There are online briefings taking place also.

It is anticipated that the Local Authority specific strand, will not launch until later in 2022.

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