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Highlands and Islands Climate Change Community Grant

This grant is designed to support and connect communities in the Highlands and Islands to work with a researcher to build mutually beneficial relationships to take local action to adapt to climate change. These grant-funded projects will run from April to October 2022.

This is a new type of grant, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to support diverse communities to connect with researchers to inform community action and use research to respond to climate change.

We want communities and researchers to develop relationships and, in the process, gain a better understanding of each other’s expertise, experiences and perspectives.

What funding is available?

Grants of up to £4,500 are available to community groups to run a project or activity on a local climate change issue that benefits their community, engages with climate change topics and/or research and involves working with a researcher through public engagement and/or knowledge exchange.

Projects can be a new idea or build on existing work by the community which would benefit from partnership with a researcher.

To be eligible for a grant, the application must come from a community group (rather than a researcher) and groups must be community-based. Grant-funded projects should run from April to October 2022.

We will be holding a webinar on 13 December, 14.00-16:00 for community groups and researchers to share information about the grant and application process, as well as the researcher matching process.

If you’re a researcher, you can now express your interest in being matched to a community group. (This will happen after the grant awards have been made in March 2022).

 

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