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Help at hand to tackle climate change

Help at hand to tackle climate change
08 July 2022

A range of funding options are available for community groups and residents who want to help to tackle climate change. These range from help and advice on installing energy efficient boilers to bidding for cash from a £1million national fund.

Darlington Borough Council’s climate and sustainability team has pulled together information on national schemes that community groups can apply to in order to help fund ambitious ideas and schemes they may have that will help in the battle to stem climate change

These include the Aviva Community Fund that offers funding up to £50,000 for small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community. They must demonstrate that the project will promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change. Funding bids are invited every three months at

The OVO Foundation has launched a new £1m Climate Changers Programme to work with charities and projects that support children and young people to connect with nature, and equip them with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to take action on the climate crisis. Closing date 22 July, visit:

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation is inviting organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low carbon alternatives. Register by 28 October, deadline for applications 14 November at:

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is offering grants of up to £6,000 to property owners towards the costs of low carbon heating systems. Search on: for boiler upgrade scheme.

Councillor Alan Marshall, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for economy and regeneration said:

“It is good to hear that there is help at hand for those who are committed to help tackle climate change and I am pleased that our team has made time to highlight some of the funding on offer. This is not an exhaustive list and I would encourage any relevant groups to research potential funders for their ideas and schemes.

“As a council we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and we are also keen to encourage groups across our community to get on board and tackle climate change together.”

More details on the council’s plans and activities are at

The council has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. This pledge covers all service areas, and the council aims to encourage residents and businesses to join it on the journey towards a greener and more sustainable future. More details are available at:


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