Together for Our Planet

15 September, 2021

We’re offering from £1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change.

Projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cover an area like:




waste and consumption

the natural environment.

You do not need to be an expert in any of these areas to apply. We’re particularly interested to hear from people starting to think about taking action on climate change in their communities.

In November 2021, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The UK Government’s Together for Our Planet initiative has been created to engage people with COP26 and inspire positive climate action. National Lottery funding will support this by helping communities to take action on climate change.

Building on interest and excitement for this international conference, we hope to nurture and develop local ideas through this funding, supporting a legacy of ongoing climate action projects in hundreds of communities across the UK.

We expect to make approximately 400 to 500 awards through this programme. We’re expecting a lot of applications for worthwhile projects. This means we'll have to make some difficult decisions and there may be lots of projects we cannot fund.

We’re keen to fund a mix of communities and places and will be looking to spread the funding across the UK, and a range of activities being delivered across the projects.

If you're applying, make sure your project meets what we're looking for. Make sure you also check who can and cannot apply before filling out the application form.

If you’re not sure, contact us. The team will be happy to help. You can also check what other funding programmes you might be able to apply to.

You can apply if you have a current grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, but the project should not duplicate work we’re already funding you to do. However, you do not have to have received funding from us before, and we're particularly keen to support groups who have not received funding from us before.



Suitable for

Voluntary or community organisations

Funding size

£1,000 to £10,000

Total available

£2.5 million

Application deadline

5pm on 18 November 2021.

We expect most of the funding to support activities taking place after the COP26 event in November 2021. If you’re applying for funding for activities during the time of COP26, contact us via to discuss your application.

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